Category Archives: Collection Retail

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 – Planning Obligations

Today we’re going to take a whistle stop tour of planning obligations, or developer obligations as they can be known, covering all the basic considerations you need to keep in mind if you’re looking to progress with one.… More >>

Planning Success – change of use of shop to café

We are over the moon to have secured planning permission for the change of use of the ground floor of the building shop to a café.  … More >>

Ownership and the Planning Process

We are often asked about ownership issues and the planning process. I was asked recently about ownership and a party being able to implement a planning consent without being the owner of a site.… 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 >>

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 Retail Impact Assessment & Sequential Test

What is a Retail Impact Assessment?

A Retail Impact Assessment is required as part of an application for retail use which is outside a defined retail centre.… More >>

New Permitted Development Rights for Shops and Commercial (Class MA)

What are Permitted Development Rights?

Permitted development rights are a list of improvements and alterations you can make to a property, without typically having to apply for planning permission.… More >>