We are delighted to have secured a resolution to grant planning permission (subject to a S106 deed of variation) on behalf of our client, an award-winning purpose-built student housing provider. The permission will allow the flexible use of over 200 … Continued

Stroud District is an interesting area to work in and we have been providing planning consultancy services on residential, commercial and householder development projects for over 12 years.  Undoubtedly a beautiful area, in planning terms it has unique challenges; over … Continued

map of the forest of dean showing development potential and constraints

The Forest of Dean is a diverse area with many development opportunities as long as they are handled sensitively. As a local planning consultant we regularly work in the area and think we can give your planning application or appeal … Continued

word art for planning reform day

The much-anticipated planning White Paper setting out proposed reform to speed up and modernise the planning system was published late last night for consultation until the 29th October 2020. Link here. Much of the press focus today will be on … Continued

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Class E Use Order

This week has seen some pretty dramatic changes to the planning world. Not least, the announcement that from the 1st September 2020, new legislation will take effect which will bring in 3 new Use Classes – Class E, F1 and … Continued

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map of the forest of dean showing development potential and constraints

The Forest of Dean District Council (FODDC) are undertaking a ‘Call for Sites’ consultation as part of their Strategic Housing & Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA). The consultation is now live and will end on the 29th March 2020.  What … Continued

considerations for commencing or renewing planning permission

You secure planning permission for your development and before you know it the expiration date is nearly upon you.  Do you commence development to keep the permission alive or resubmit the application? It is a complex area and something we … Continued

windfall site single dwelling aonb cotswolds

Great to be part of the project team assisting Context Land on an interesting project for a single dwelling in Stroud. This case provides a further example of why a planning refusal doesn’t necessarily have to mean the end of … Continued

non material amends to housing scheme Sussex

We have been working with a client to bring forward a residential development scheme on previously developed land in Lewes. It has been a strategic planning process as the site was subject to a number of constraints. We started with … Continued

map of the forest of dean showing development potential and constraints

The Forest of Dean District Council has started work on a new Local Plan, the overarching aim of which is to explore how best to accommodate the scale of growth and changes that are expected up to 2041, in a … Continued