Category Archives: Collection Certificate of Lawfulness

4 years or 10 year rules for a Certificate of Lawfulness (CLEUD)?

Are you thinking of selling or re-mortgaging, but never received planning permission?  Or are you being threatened with enforcement action for your existing development?… More >>

The Basics of Nutrient Neutrality…

Just when you thought the planning process couldn’t be delayed further… sorry for the pessimistic start to the article but we like to tell it how it is!More >>

Planning Success – Northumberland Permission Lawfully Implemented

We love sharing our success stories with you. This one is a complex case, but shows how having the right person looking at your planning issue is of fundamental importance, for this client Chrissy saved the day!… More >>

Planning Success – Certificate of Lawfulness for HMO’s

Something a little different for these certificate of lawfulness applications…

We’re generally contacted about unauthorised development and the need to secure a certificate of lawful development for an existing use or development (CLEUD). … More >>

Planning Success – Malton, North Yorkshire

Planning House are delighted to have secured planning permission to regularise works to a detached outbuilding to enable the use as a garage/store with ancillary living accommodation at a property in Swinton, Malton, North Yorkshire.… More >>

Is the Pre-Application Process Worth Doing?

At the end of a meeting with any new client regarding development potential of a site I am often faced with the question “so what’s the next step” and my response is usually one along the lines of “you COULD submit a preapplication enquiry” where I go on to list the many benefits of a pre-application submission (which I DO acknowledge) however I usually reluctantly caveat my response with “but it might not be useful in this instance”.More >>

Planning Success – Change of Use to residential, Co. Durham

Planning House have secure planning permission to change a large detached garage into a bungalow. … More >>

Are ‘Extensions Of Time’ being abused by Local Planning Authorities?

I appreciate that this is a controversial topic and I think it is important to stress that I have been in both public and private sector roles agreeing to extend the time for determination of planning application.… More >>

When to Hire a Town Planner

Planning applications and all their potential complications can be daunting. With a million and one things to think about, it’s very easy to make oversights that could make life difficult for you in the long run.… More >>

How are planning applications decided? Delegated v Committee Decisions

Once your application has been submitted, it’s gone through the validation process, all consultations have been carried out and the statutory consultation period has expired a decision will be made- either approved or refused.… More >>