New use class proposed for short term lets
Planning Consultant Anthony Cogan discusses the amendments to the Levelling Up Bill in April which proposes that certain types of short-term holiday let be brought within a new use class.Read more
Review of Infrastructure Levy Consultation 2023
Planning consultant, Anthony Cogan discusses the recent review on the infrastructure Levy. Published by the Department for Levelling up Housing and Communities (DLUHC) on the 17 March 2023. Here we consider the implications of the Community InfrastructureRead more
Is land availability really the problem?
New DLUHC statistics show that the perception that most new development is gobbling up our green and pleasant land is at odds with reality.Read more
Another PM, another direction for Planning Policy?
With our third PM in as many months, we ask which direction Rishi Sunak's ideas on planning policy will take us?Read more
Is Liz Truss failing to plan?
As the government announces the scrapping of top-down housing targets, David Jones looks at the effect on new housing and development.Read more
Government Growth Plan - a Planning Perspective
As part of the Growth Plan presented by Chancellor Kwasi Kwarteng on 23rd September, the Government has announced that they will be publishing a forthcoming Planning and Infrastructure Bill, with the aim of “accelerating priority major infrastructure projects across England.Read more
First Homes Scheme - Government Releases ‘Model Section 106 Agreement’
The First Homes Scheme came into effect in June 2021; however due to transitional reasons didn’t come into full force until 28th December 2021.Read more
'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