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    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 – 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...

    NPPF implications – Green Belt

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

    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...

    Overcoming challenges with Shroud Advertising

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

    Planning Reform – Support for SME Developers

    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!

    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!

    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

    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!

    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

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

    Part Three – Permanent changes of use on our high streets

    In the previous article of our four-part series, we covered ‘Meanwhile Uses and Temporary Changes ...

    Co-location living – the new solution for our communities

    In this ever changing Covid-19 world, where people are rethinking how their lives and the built envi...

    Part Two – Meanwhile and Temporary uses of space

    The term “Meanwhile Use” has come to the fore relatively recently. It represents a range of stra...

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    Councils we’ve worked with

    • Arun
    • Babergh
    • Barking & Dagenham
    • Barnet
    • Birmingham
    • Brent
    • Brentwood
    • Bromley
    • Camden
    • Chester
    • City of Westminster
    • Ealing
    • Enfield
    • Hackney
    • Haringey
    • Harlow
    • Harrow
    • Havering
    • Hillingdon
    • Hounslow
    • Kensington & Chelsea
    • Lambeth
    • Maidstone
    • Manchester
    • Redbridge
    • Richmond
    • South Kesteven
    • Southwark
    • Tower Hamlets
    • Waltham Forest
    • Wandsworth
    • Windsor & Maidenhead