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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...

Part Three – Permanent changes of use on our high streets

Published: 15.06.20

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

Published: 12.06.20

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

Published: 29.05.20

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

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...

Class R Experience

Planning Insight has helped clients deliver a number of permissions under Class R of the Town and Co...

Biodiversity Net Gain – Some Key Headlines

On the 9th of November long awaiting Environmental Bill 2021 became an Act of Parliament, the PM des...

Planning Obligations Experience

With a number of our projects, we have to deal with and negotiate section 106 agreements. While some...

Planning and Money

And so it is budget week again, although most of the key elements were announced in the weeks leadin...

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. ...

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