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As a 17-year-old, working my summer on a building site to get cash together to fund a trip to the Greek islands, there was this one person who would visit site and inspect what was going on every now and then. She was a little bit older than me, wore a suit, clearly hadn’t been […]
Where it all began Town Planning is not a new phenomenon, let’s be honest its history is long and ancient! The Town and Country Planning Act, which forms the basis of the system that we have today, was introduced in 1947 (albeit there were plenty more pieces of legislation and ideologies that preceded it). Since […]
Sajid Javid recently announced a consultation on a standardised methodology for assessing local housing need. The broad basis of this proposal, which was originally included in the Housing White Paper in February, is aimed at helping local authorities plan for the right homes in the right places. What is it for? As the consultation […]
Securing planning permission is generally about the right site in the right location but get the timing wrong and prospects can be ruined. In this post, I will explain some of the issues you may encounter and the significant impact they might have on your chances of success by way of a recent example. […]
From 1 October 2017, amendments to the General Permitted Development Order (as amended) will come into force which relate to the conversion of light industrial premises to residential uses. A new Class of permitted development (Class PA) is to be created that will allow the residential conversion of premises that have been in light industrial […]