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Business Changes

Owing to my family care responsibilities now, for professional planning advice and service, please visit:

By admin | September 1, 2021 | planning Read More
Working Practices

Working Practices

Cornovirus and Government emergency legal requirements radically changed working practice, including Regulations to specifically permit health infrastructure including workers’ living accommodation; food distribution premises plus extend their operating hours. The reforms intended for planning announced in the March Budget are to be set out in a ‘White Paper’ (a precursor to legislation). The Spring publication […]

By admin | April 27, 2020 | Uncategorized Read More
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Changes to Planning Applications

Planning application fees have been announced by the government short notice to increase 20% from this Wednesday 17 January. It is several years since the last hike and the justification local planning authorities made for this latest one is essentially to pay for extra staff and handle applications quicker. We will see in due course! […]

By admin | January 16, 2018 | Planning Applications Read More
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Neighbourhood Planning Act

The Neighbourhood Planning Act is imminent. A key change included in the Bill is for conditions of planning approval that require approval of details before development will need written agreement from the developer for them to be attached. I shall be checking the law shortly!

By admin | April 18, 2017 | National Government Read More

News Update

Planning law, Government guidance and council policies keep changing, so it could be confusing for anyone considering whether their plans would be acceptable. Please ring or email me if you need help in Cumbria or North Lancashire in respect of your building project or plans for change of use. Recent law change includes the Housing […]

By admin | October 12, 2016 | Law, Local Government, National Government Read More

New Government Guidance

On the introduction of new Government Guidance national government say they’ll review this autumn whether to extend the permitted development of office to residential use beyond May 2016. Agricultural buildings have had permitted development rights to change to dwellings for about 18 months, now subject to prior notification of the Local Authority (Use class Q as […]

By admin | September 30, 2015 | Law, Local Government, National Government Read More