PLANNING APPLICATIONS

green oak home

A green oak home in the green belt

How to achieve planning for a green oak home when you are replacing a property that finds itself in the green belt and a Conservation Area – a planning consent story from Oakwrights Architectural Designer, Pete Tonks
Local Plans

Local Plans – cost vs correctness

Emma Jones, Manager at Ramboll Environ, and Ben Christian, Senior Planner at Vail Williams, discuss the Local Plans process
green belt

An important Green Belt backwater

Stephen Brooker, Director of Walsingham Planning, argues it is time to update our thinking about the Green Belt
approach to planning

New approach to planning to accelerate delivering homes

Community Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a new innovative approach to planning homes that will ensure they’re built where most needed, save councils millions of pounds and deliver affordable homes
Underfloor air conditioning

Underfloor air conditioning – Less waste, a better use of space

Underfloor air conditioning can save space, materials and energy today, while future-proofing buildings for decades to come
SME house builders

Research reveals lack of land limits SME house builders

According to research by the Federation of Master Builders’ (FMB), a lack of small sites and limited finance tops the list of barriers to SME house builders
planning applications

Planning applications subsidised by taxpayers to the tune of £1bn

Local taxpayers will be forced to spend £1 billion covering the cost of planning applications by 2022, the Local Government Association has warned.
Towns and village greens planning permission

Towns and Village Greens – continuing implications for new development

Towns and Village Greens are an old concept, but they still have implications for new developments as outlined here by Paul Grant of Stevens & Bolton
Ecological surveys for homes

Ecological surveys inform plans for 70,000 new homes

Summer ecological surveys from the ecological consultancy EPR supports 70,000 new homes and green infrastructure schemes for Southern England
Neighbourhood Planning Act

What impact will new conditions in the Neighbourhood Planning Act have?

The insertion of new conditions in the Neighbourhood Planning Act could have significant consequences for the sector. DLA Piper's Vanessa Ralph explains   The Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017.  Not yet in force, section 14 of the 2017 Act inserts a new section 100ZA into...
planning application process

Changing the landscape of the planning application process

Karen Howard, Partner at DLA Piper explains how new legislation introduced in the Housing and Planning Act could impact the planning application process Important legislation was introduced in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 ("Act") which could change the landscape of the planning application process. Fundamental new provisions enable the...
Planning regulations should be relaxed to encourage more housebuilding

Planning regulations should be relaxed to encourage more housebuilding

To stabilise housing prices, make home ownership affordable and encourage more housebuilding planning regulations need to be loosened
Planning communications service launched by independent consultancy

Planning communications service launched by independent consultancy

A new planning communications service, which aims to support developers throughout a project has been launched by GK Strategy
London named fifth most expensive city for construction

London named fifth most expensive city for construction

A new survey has revealed London is the world’s fifth most expensive city for construction, despite the slump of the pound