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 >>
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 >>
Claire Hattam has been intrigued by the Green Belt debate for some time and after listening to the Civic Voice webinar recently decided to pen her thoughts on the webinar and the Green Belt debate in general…
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
There are 6 main steps to consider when a proposed development lies within a Green Belt.… More >>
What is Permission in Principle?
Permission in Principle (PIP) is a fairly new process of gaining planning permission, primarily reserved for housing development.… More >>
If you’re new to the world of planning and development, prior approval may well be something you have never even heard of before.… More >>
There are a wide range of planning considerations to consider before handing over your hard-earned cash for a plot of land you ultimately hope to develop.… More >>
Right from the Black Death through to the more recent Ebola epidemics, public health crises have consistently impacted the way we think about the functioning of our towns and cities. … More >>