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What is CIL?

Introduced by the Planning Act in 2008, the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a planning charge...

Why Residents in London Should Embrace Regeneration Projects

Resistance to Regeneration To shake the negative connotations of regeneration, many professionals us...

Good Design vs Cheap Design

An expensive dilemma Building and development is expensive. No matter what you do, it is always goin...

Alternative Funding – Peer-to-Peer Finance

Finding Funding Most people know that there has been a decrease in traditional funding for property ...

Green Belt Building: The debate continues

The Issue With the housing crisis seemingly worsening by the day and the British Government prioriti...

Another appeal won against Waltham Forest

We were delighted to win yet another appeal against a refusal by the London Borough of Waltham Fores...

Office Move

Today we have moved into our new office, 62 Britton Street, EC2M 5UY in Clerkenwell. We are looking ...

Appeal won against Brentwood Borough Council

Today we received the news that an appeal submitted against Brentwood Borough Council has been allow...

Approval in Ealing

We have today received planning permission for the erection of a new dwelling at this backland site ...

Q&A with Chris Kirby

Q: What are you most looking forward to getting your teeth into at Planning Insight? The prospect of...

Saving the high street – from a planners perspective

Small independent shops versus the big chains; bricks and mortar versus online; the debate about the...

Southall Court Granted

We have today received planning permission from the London Borough of Ealing for the application at ...

Project Win – Ilford

Having regard to the two previous pre-application responses from the London Borough of Redbridge tha...

NPPF implications – Green Belt

Whilst Green Belt land continues to be afforded a high level of protection,  the new NPPF’s narr...

NPPF Implications – Town centre diversification and boundary revision

Prompted by the continuing changes in the retail sector and the impact this is having on the urban f...

House in Multiple Occupation Update

Following the introduction of legislation in July, as of 1st October 2018, any House in Multiple Occ...

The requirements for making a valid application for planning permission

Acquiring planning permission for your dream development can be a stressful process. Planning permis...

New housing delivery test measurements

Under the housing delivery test, all authorities delivering under 95 per cent of their housing requi...

Extending permitted development rights on the high street

The government’s ‘Planning Reform: Supporting the High Street and Increasing the Delivery of New...

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