The requirements for making a...

28 February 2019

Acquiring planning permission for your dream development can be a stressful process. Planning permission is complex and many people have fallen into the pitfalls that await the inexperienced. To help…

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New housing delivery test mea...

20 February 2019

Under the housing delivery test, all authorities delivering under 95 per cent of their housing requirement must now create an action plan that demonstrates how they intend to increase housing…

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Extending permitted developme...

29 January 2019

The government’s ‘Planning Reform: Supporting the High Street and Increasing the Delivery of New Homes’ consultation report suggests plans that will introduce flexibility to react to local circumstances, by allowing…

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How digital tools can increas...

16 January 2019

The revised NPPF (2018) continues to encourage applicants for planning permission to engage with the local community prior to submission. The framework states that ‘plans should be accessible through the…

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The Insight: Raynsford Review

30 November 2018

In 2017, the TCPA commissioned an Independent review of planning in England. Chaired by former Housing and Planning Minister, Nick Raynsford, the Review was challenged to make a comprehensive assessment…

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Planning for Climate Change

29 November 2018

Since 2010, the British planning system has been subject to an intense period of structural and legal change, shifting from regional-level strategic planning towards localised planning and the introduction of…

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NPPF Implications – Des...

06 November 2018

Welcome to the second part of our series on the implications of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on planning appeal decisions. This segment discusses the changes in design policies…

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NPPF Implications – Ach...

18 October 2018

Welcome to the first segment of our new blog series; exploring the implications of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on planning appeal decisions. The final version of the revised…

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