Category Archives: Publications

National Organise your Home Day

The history, origin, and founder of Organise Your Home Day are unknown. There is no specific mention about the year from which this Day has been celebrated – so why am I highlighting it to you?… More >>

Concerns New Housing Developments Promote Cars Over Public Transport

A new report recently released by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) highlights concerns that new housing developments will force residents to rely on cars over public transport, particularly in areas outside of London.… 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 >>

Planning Success – Residential Development, Wimbledon

Anyone for Tennis?  The application we were involved in close to Wimbledon centre court did not have any faults!… More >>

Planning Success – Stables & Cabin

We are delighted to have secured planning permission for stables to house rescue horses currently grazing on the land at our client’s site in Stanley, Co.… More >>

The Only way is up: Permitted Development Rights for Upward Extensions Class AA)

What are Permitted Development Rights?

In short, permitted development rights are a list of alterations and changes you can make to a property without having to apply for planning permission, providing you do not live in an area with an Article 4 Direction.  … More >>

Planning Success – Kingston upon Thames

Planning House were contacted by a developer to assist in discharging planning conditions which were outstanding on a planning approval for residential development. … More >>

Planning Success – Children’s Home with Equestrian Facility

Planning House are delighted to have worked again with the Hennessy Group securing planning permission for change of use of a residential property with dog groomers  to a Children’s Home (C2 Use Class).… More >>

A Practical Guide to Assessing Need & Demand for Tourism

Developing a planning proposal for a new tourism development often benefits from being accompanied by a strategic assessment of both local and national needs and demands.… More >>