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The value of paying for the right Consultants

Published: 14.01.21

The narrative of assembling the ‘dream team’ for a project is something that is continuously adv...

An expert’s reflection on the changes within the planning industry in 2020/21

Published: 08.01.21

I started this post at the end of 2020, with the intension of highlighting some of the key planning ...

Overcoming challenges with Shroud Advertising

Published: 27.11.20

Planning Insight recently secured advertisement consent to display large-scale temporary advertiseme...

Planning Reform – Support for SME Developers

Published: 29.09.20

This summer, the Government announced a raft of changes to the planning system, some of which are th...

The Use Class Order – Quite the amendment!

Published: 24.07.20

We were advised of changes to the Use Class Order more firmly on the 30th June 2020, in a letter to ...

Build better, not just more!

Published: 08.07.20

It has been quite a few weeks in the world of planning. We have had various statements, including th...

Part Four: The future of planning – Flexibility and Permitted Development

Published: 02.07.20

On Tuesday the 30 June 2020, the Prime Minister gave a speech entitled ‘Build, Build, Build’. Th...

Upward extensions and permitted development – it’s happened!

Published: 26.06.20

The idea of upward extensions to create new homes has been knocked around for some time, in August 2...

UK Government extension of Planning Permissions

Published: 25.06.20

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) issued a statement (view source) o...

Airspace Experience

With Part 20 of the permitted development order for upwards extensions being on the statute book for...

CIL Experience

CIL is a common matter that we advise our clients on with both prospective purchases and existing pr...

Climate Change & Planning – What’s the Latest?

It’s a Climate Change Emergency Last month on the 6th  August 2021 the IPCC (Intergovernmental Pa...

Commercial to Residential Experience – Part 2

Whilst Class O has expired for new applications, many of the principles for the new Class MA apply. ...

Commercial to Residential Experience – Part 1

August definitely feels like a permitted development month with the start of Class MA and revised Cl...

Building Beautiful and The NPPF 2021

Version 5 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published by MHCLG on 20 July 2021. T...

Planning Reform for SME Developers

Following recent articles by the team on proposed planning reforms, we take a look at what it could ...

Local Plans – A Great Big Inquiry

As we have covered in other blog posts, the planning system is on track for reform, big reform. The ...

The Queens Speech – Planning Reform in 2021

The Queens speech on 11th May set out the government’s legislative priorities for the year ahead. ...

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 – Nature and Planning

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021 is focused on nature, and its impact on mental health. We are intr...

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