Category Archives: Collection Green Belt

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 >>

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 Material Planning Considerations

When planning permission is being sought out for a new development, there are an endless number of potential objections and issues that may be raised by concerned local residents.… More >>

A Practical Guide to Conservation Areas

What is a Conservation Area?

The purpose of a conservation area is to protect a location of particular historical or architectural interest, it is desirable to preserve or enhance its character or appearance.… 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 >>

Is it time to rebrand Green Belts?

For all the drama surrounding the ‘once in a generation’ reform of England’s planning system heralded by the various Government announcements in 2020, the most emotive and divisive planning issue of all was conspicuously absent – Green Belt.… More >>

A Practical Guide to Development in the Green Belt

There are 6 main steps to consider when a proposed development lies within a Green Belt.… More >>

Mental Health and Town Planning

With an estimated 1 in 4 people living with a mental health issue, and COVID-19 forcing many of us to face additional stressors, psychological health in the UK is a more pressing issue than ever before.… More >>

Guide to Development Plot Types

Today we’re going to give you a whistle-stop tour of the main plot types you can (and can’t!)More >>