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18/02/2022 Latest News UPDATE - Upwards Extensions (Houses)
Adding extra floors onto your property may now be a little harder because of a recent High Court ruling against recent...
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31/01/2022 Latest News Changes to appeal measures
Housing minister Christopher Pincher has written to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS), outlining new measures for...
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14/01/2022 Latest News 2021 Housing Delivery Test has been published
The 2021 HDT has been published and includes a reduction in period for measuring total homes required. Usually this...
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17/12/2021 Latest News New builds to produce 30 percent less carbon from June 2022
New homes and buildings in England will have to produce significantly less CO2 under new rules announced by the...
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06/12/2021 Latest News EV Charging
The UK aims to switch to electric cars, with new petrol and diesel cars sales banned from 2030, and with this in mind,...
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13/09/2021 Latest News 2021 Housing Delivery Test
The Housing Delivery Test offer transparency on the level of housing delivery in an area. It is an annual percentage...
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06/08/2021 Latest News NPPF 2021 – Changes from 2019 version
The National Planning Policy Framework which sets out the government’s planning policies for England has...
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11/11/2020 Latest News Pubs, Restaurants and Cafes
UPDATE: Communities Secretary Robert Jenrick has announced the permitted development rights for pubs, restaurants, or...
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16/10/2020 Latest News National Space Standards - Permitted Development
Homes delivered through permitted development make an important contribution housing needs by making effective use of...
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01/10/2020 Planning Advice Pubs, Restaurants and Cafes
If you are an owner of a pub, restaurant or café, it is important to remember permitted development regulations...
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01/09/2020 Latest News Upwards Extensions – Houses
A new PD right which has been in effect from end of August which enable homeowners to create new living space above...
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17/08/2020 Latest News Demolition for New Housing
In July, the Government unveiled plans to allow unused buildings to be demolished and rebuild as homes. The purpose is...
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05/08/2020 Latest News Changes to Use Classes
Widespread changes to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 comes into effect from 1st September 2020....
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29/07/2020 Latest News Business and Planning Act 2020
The Bill received Royal Assent on 22 July 2020. It introduces measures intended to help businesses, particularly in the...
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17/07/2020 Latest News Upwards Extensions - Flats
New rules allowing blocks of flats to be extended upwards by two storeys to create new homes together with limited...
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14/07/2020 Latest News The provision of adequate natural light
The government announced an update to The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order...
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03/07/2020 Latest News Update - Residential Park Homes
Following Swale Borough Council's approval of their new Interim Planning Policy for Residential Park Homes we can...
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01/07/2020 Latest News Radical changes to our planning system
The Prime Minister has unveiled radical changes to the planning system as part of his plans to “build, build,...
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25/06/2020 Latest News Planning permission deadlines extended
Planning permission usually expires after three years if work has not started on site, but due to the coronavirus...
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22/06/2020 Latest News Swale Council approves Interim Planning Policy for Residential Park Homes
What does this mean? The government has made reforms to the planning system to help local authorities determine how...
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