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Constant policy reforms are undermining the planning system…

An RTPI report has claimed nearly three-quarters of planners believe the constant changes and update...

Success in Westminster

Permission secured for a change of use from a commercial building into a mixed use development compr...

New planning minister

On the 17th July Gavin Barwell was appointed as the minister of housing and planning and minister fo...

Small site Affordable Housing Exemption Reinstated.

The Department for Communities and Local Government has won its appeal for the rThe uling stating th...

Permitted Development Order 2016

The existing permitted development rights allowing the change of use from offices to residential are...

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...

Part One – Planning changes on the High Street

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

The legacy of Covid-19

A lot has happened for businesses in the past month, on a global scale. It is no different here at P...

Planning for the future

Last week, the Government set out their approach for planning, in the form a ministerial statement. ...

Digitalisation in Planning for councils

Interview with Brett Leary, Head of Planning and Building Control at Redbridge Council. How have you...

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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
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  • Harrow
  • Havering
  • Hillingdon
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  • Kensington & Chelsea
  • Lambeth
  • Maidstone
  • Manchester
  • Redbridge
  • Richmond
  • South Kesteven
  • Southwark
  • Tower Hamlets
  • Waltham Forest
  • Wandsworth
  • Windsor & Maidenhead