'Building beautiful places' - updated national planning policy framework (NPPF)
Government releases new vision for 'building beautiful places', including new updated national planning policy framework (NPPF).Read more
Further changes to the General Permitted Development Order (GPDO)
The Government have published further changes to the General Permitted Development Order (GPDO) to align the GPDO with the new use class order.Read more
New model design code to 'bring back beauty'
Government publishes new National Model Design Code designed to ‘bring back beauty’.Read more
National Planning Policy Framework 2021 Consultation
In response to the Government’s Building Better Building Beautiful Commission ‘Living with Beauty’ report, The Government have published draft revisions to the NPPF.Read more
New London Planning Database
The aim of the new datahub is to make it easier for planning authorities to collect and share data through the new database.Read more
Space Standards for Permitted Development
Earlier this year (2020) Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced that new homes delivered through permitted development rights would have to comply with the Nationally Described Space Standards.Read more
Extension of Temporary Permitted Development Rights
Temporary measures introduced earlier this year which allow pubs and restaurants to provide a takeaway service have been extended until 2022.Read more
Homes on our High Streets
With an ambitious target of delivering 300,000 homes per year by the mid-2020s, how can we build enough homes that people can afford and want to live in? Are our ailing high streets the answer?Read more
Application for Judicial Review - Leckhampton High School
An application for judicial review of the planning decision for a new Cheltenham secondary school has been refused by the High Court.Read more
Permitted Development - Space Standards
New homes delivered through permitted development will have to meet the Nationally Described Space Standards.Read more
Future of the High Street – it must evolve to survive..
David Jones, MD/Head of Planning takes a look at what the future might hold for our town centres in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.Read more
Consultation on 'Changes to the Planning System'
Government launches further consultation to run alongside 'Planning for the Future' consultation.Read more