Author Archives: Adrian

Investment in Land – Planning Consultants Required!

A recent article released by financial and insolvency services highlights the need for investors to be vigilant when promised land which benefits from planning consent, only to realise they have been sold a plot of worthless land with no chance … Continue reading

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Planning Permission in National Parks Due to Expand

The geographical expansion of both The Yorkshire Dales and Lake District National Parks looks set to go ahead as Natural England’s Board have decided to proceed to a collective increase of over 500 kilometers squared. The proposed variation includes: to … Continue reading

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Flood Risk Assessment Needed More Than Ever!

The Association of British Insurers (ABI) have added more weight to Flood Risk Assessment over mounting concerns that the new draft planning policy could encourage development in areas at risk of flooding. The recent article in the telegraph is one … Continue reading

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Planning for new homes failed, according to RIBA

The last week has seen considerable debate on the size of new built properties in the UK. RIBA itself has coined the phrase, ‘shoebox living’, which has been widely publicised in the media. Further research was undertaken on other countries … Continue reading

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Planning Reform Pushes Ahead

The recent BBC article which focuses on Mr Pickle’s and Mr Clark’s proposed changes to the planning system marks the beginning of the controversy around new planning legislation which the current government are trying to promote. One of the main … Continue reading

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Planning Case Law Update

Recent planning appeals provide useful and informative information with regard to determining planning applications, and allowing planning consultants to justify applications. One recent interesting case is the certificate of lawful development application for a Christmas tree plantation in Devon. The … Continue reading

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Planning Consultancies continue to feel squeeze in the residential sector

With continual international economic uncertainty, the UKdomestic residential sector looks to continue to have a tumultuous time.  The Department for Communities and Local Government figures has recently released figures, showing that house building starts stood at 23,400 in the June … Continue reading

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Wind Farm Planning – Councils to Benefit?

With recent news that local councils could be able to raise business rates from wind farms the question that planners and developers are considering, is will this mean council’s are more forthcoming in approving planning applications? With pressure from local … Continue reading

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Flood Risk Assessment Highlights areas at risk in Cumbria

The recent flooding issues in Cumbria and across the north of England have recently prompted the preparation of a Strategic Flood Risk Plan for these areas, as is also the case for numerous other councils throughout the UK. The level … Continue reading

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