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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 >>

A Practical Guide to Heritage Statements

What is a Heritage Statement?

A heritage statement is an assessment of the significance of various types of heritage asset, exploring the impact of proposed developments upon these historical features.… 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 >>

Planning Success – Appeal Allowed for Residential Development

Planning House are very pleased to announce that we have secured planning permission via an allowed appeal for up to 3 dwellings on land outside of Esh Winning.… More >>

A Practical Guide to Modification of s106 Planning Obligation Agreements

What is a Section 106 Agreement?

A section 106 agreement (s106 agreement) is designed to make a development that would otherwise not be possible happen by securing mitigation measure and/or contributions from a developer; known as planning obligations.  … More >>

A Practical Guide to Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

Today we’re going to take a whistle stop tour of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs), covering all the basic considerations you need to keep in mind if you’re looking to progress with one.… More >>