Category Archives: publication

Planning Success – Affordable Housing Co. Durham

It’s no surprise that we’re absolutely thrilled to have assisted securing planning permission for an affordable housing scheme as its the type of development we really get excited about. … More >>

Plans in place to support reopening of outdoor hospitality

So who’s looking forward to meeting for a glass of wine when the restrictions lift?… 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 >>

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 >>