Monthly Archives: August 2011

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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Planning for an Office Development?

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) outlines that the Coalition Government’s national planning policy is currently seeking to remove the sequential approach which favours town centre uses over out of town office developments. This may present a challenge for struggling … Continue reading

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