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Commercial to Residential Experience – Part 1

Published: 04.08.21

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

Building Beautiful and The NPPF 2021

Published: 29.07.21

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

Planning Reform for SME Developers

Published: 30.06.21

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

Local Plans – A Great Big Inquiry

Published: 16.06.21

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

Published: 25.05.21

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

Published: 12.05.21

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

First Homes and Exception Sites

Published: 26.04.21

The Government recently responded to the Changes to the Current Planning System consultation in re...

The 20-Minute Neighbourhood

Published: 31.03.21

Introduction. The concept of the 20-Minute Neighbourhood seems to be the talk of the town within the...

Local Plans – What’s the latest?

Published: 16.03.21

The Government set out a bold new vision for the future of planning toward the end of 2020. Whilst t...

Class Q and Class R – Changes to Permitted Development Rights

Significant changes were published last week to Class Q and Class R of Part 3, Schedule 2 of the Gen...

The Exemptions to Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain

Mandatory Biodiversity Net Gain (“BNG”) came into effect on 12th February, for major development...

Autumn Statement – Planning Measures

In yesterday’s Autumn Statement, Chancellor Jeremy Hunt announced a number of measures to tackle t...

Small Sites Contributions

Several London Councils have adopted Local Plans in 2022 and several more are at advanced stages wit...

Levelling Up – Levys, S106 and CIL

The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill revealed the Government’s intentions for the Infrastructure...

The Queens Speech – Our Takeaways

We had been promised so much, yet now it finally seems official that drastic planning reforms have b...

Councils Under Pressure

It has been long reported about Council planning departments struggling under the pressure of a sign...

NPPF Happy 10th Anniversary

Happy Anniversary Sunday 27th March marks the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the National P...

The Year Ahead

Following a well-earned break over Christmas, we are back and all guns blazing. 2021 was an incredib...

Planning Decisions

The latest data on planning decisions from the previous quarter were released at the end of 2021. Of...