Category Archives: Collection Enforcement

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 >>

Handy Guide to the Planning Application Process

If you are about to dip your toe into the world of Planning by submitting a planning application, you may well feel a little apprehensive and bamboozled about the whole process.… More >>

Practical Guide – Design & Access Statement

Sometimes on your journey with your planning application, you might need to consider writing a Design and Access statement.… 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 >>

New National Planning Policy Framework (2021)

If you’re writing a planning statement, appeal or determining an application STOP and take a look at the revised version of the National Planning Policy Framework.More >>

A Practical Guide to Tree Preservation Orders (TPOs)

What is a Tree Preservation Order?

Tree Preservation Orders (or TPOs) are placed upon trees that have been assessed and identified as having ‘amenity value’.… 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 in Hexham

Planning House are very happy to have secured the change of use of a retail shop (Use Class A1) into a nail bar (Sui Generis) in Hexham.… 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 >>