planning departments

Council planning departments missing out on £70m, LGA warns

Council planning departments are set to miss out on an extra £70m by the end of the financial year, ‘hampering’ their ability to process applications, if the Government does not urgently bring forward measures to increase planning fees, the LGA has warned
SAP rating

Epping Forest home achieves good SAP rating

A landowner who struggled for years to obtain planning permission to build on a site near Epping Forest has finally succeeded in creating a £1m energy efficient home with an impressive SAP rating – thanks to teamwork between a timber frame specialist and a pioneering insulation system created by Actis
planning data

Why planning is ripe for innovation

Following the West Midlands Urban Tech Summit, Stefan Webb and Joseph Bailey talk about the importance of opening up planning data and working with Birmingham City Council to understand the impact of new developments
modular construction

Tide wins planning consent for tallest modular construction tower

Tide Construction Ltd in Croydon has gained planning permission for two of the tallest modular towers in the world
Planning application

Planning application submitted for Mersey cruise terminal

Liverpool City Council has submitted a planning application for a new £50m Cruise Terminal Facility on the River Mersey
third runway at Heathrow

Consultation reopens for third runway at Heathrow

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published a series of new noise analysis and air quality reports on the planned third runway at Heathrow
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

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