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
Emma Jones, Manager at Ramboll Environ, and Ben Christian, Senior Planner at Vail Williams, discuss the Local Plans process
Stephen Brooker, Director of Walsingham Planning, argues it is time to update our thinking about the Green Belt
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 can save space, materials and energy today, while future-proofing buildings for decades to come
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
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 are an old concept, but they still have implications for new developments as outlined here by Paul Grant of Stevens & Bolton
Summer ecological surveys from the ecological consultancy EPR supports 70,000 new homes and green infrastructure schemes for Southern England
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...
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...
To stabilise housing prices, make home ownership affordable and encourage more housebuilding planning regulations need to be loosened
A new planning communications service, which aims to support developers throughout a project has been launched by GK Strategy