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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...

Part One – Planning changes on the High Street

Published: 15.05.20

There are growing questions and concerns, about how public life will take place, post-pandemic. High...

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...