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Delays Hit Various Planning Changes

If you were expecting to hear confirmation that final Parliamentary approval to the increase in planning application fees by 20% and the introduction of new planning consent categories regarding applications for Permission in Principle were to be confirmed this year then you will be sadly disappointed. Brexit once again gets in the way of Parliament [...]

December 7th, 2017|Developers, Development & Investor Services, Housebuilders, Housing Associations, Housing Consultancy, Planning, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Delays Hit Various Planning Changes

Permitted Development – Light Industrial to Residential (Class PA)

Hello everyone, Just to remind you that the new temporary Industrial to Residential Permitted Development Rights came into effect on the 1 October 2017. As we all know, Permitted Development Rights are detailed in the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015. This allows making certain changes to a building without the [...]

October 17th, 2017|Developers, Development & Investor Services, Housebuilders, Planning, Property Companies, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Permitted Development – Light Industrial to Residential (Class PA)

A review of the NPPF

The Government’s Chief Planner, Steve Quartermain has said at a recent rural housing summit that the Government is giving serious consideration to revising the NPPF “towards the back-end of the year.” He indicated changes may reflect a need to update the NPPF concerning the process for assessing local area housing needs. A consultation will be [...]

July 24th, 2017|Developers, Development & Investor Services, Housebuilders, Housing Associations, Housing Consultancy, Planning, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A review of the NPPF

Appeal Court agrees with High Court ruling regarding presumption in favour of sustainable development

Barwood Homes recent application to have the earlier High Court ruling overturned which clarifies the concept that the presumption in favour of sustainable development is “a golden thread” running through the NPPF as being “holy misconceived” has now been clarified by the Court of Appeal. The Court of Appeal has stated that the “inspector made a [...]

July 24th, 2017|Developers, Housebuilders, Housing Associations, Housing Consultancy, Planning, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Appeal Court agrees with High Court ruling regarding presumption in favour of sustainable development

Neighbourhood Plans – Update

On 19 July 2017 two important reforms came into force relating to Neighbourhood Plans. The first means that a Local Planning Authority has to have regard when making decisions concerning valid planning applications to a “post examination” un-made Neighbourhood Development Plan as a material consideration. The second major reform is that prior to a draft [...]

July 24th, 2017|Developers, Housebuilders, Housing Associations, Housing Consultancy, Planning, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Neighbourhood Plans – Update

No 5 year housing land-supply – should it now be easier to obtain planning for your housing development?

  You might have thought that the recent Supreme Court verdict on the application and meaning of NPPF paragraph’s 14 and 49 would clarify this very important matter of planning principal. Prior to the Supreme Courts deliberations, it seems that earlier Appeal Court rulings had relied on a broad interpretation of Paragraph 49 allowing two [...]

May 30th, 2017|Developers, Development & Investor Services, Housebuilders, Housing Associations, Housing Consultancy, Planning, Property Companies, Property Pension Funds, Uncategorized|Comments Off on No 5 year housing land-supply – should it now be easier to obtain planning for your housing development?

Benefits of Placemaking

Hello! Now that I have got your attention and you have opened this article, please share your thoughts and comments! I am Swara and I have recently joined FoddyConsult as a Graduate Planner. I am really pleased to have secured this position as the practice will give me a great introduction to the world of [...]

May 24th, 2017|Developers, Development & Investor Services, Housebuilders, Planning, Property Companies|Comments Off on Benefits of Placemaking

The Housing White Paper – Fixing Our Broken Housing Market, February 2017

At long last the White Paper has been revealed.  Is it the answer to solving the so called ‘broken housing market’?  Unlikely in our view, the various initiatives and promises are welcome but they really do not amount to much more than further tinkering. Planning The Government has committed to consulting on the principle of [...]

February 14th, 2017|Developers, Development & Investor Services, Housebuilders, Housing Associations, Planning, Property Companies, Property Fund Managers, Property Pension Funds|Comments Off on The Housing White Paper – Fixing Our Broken Housing Market, February 2017

FoddyConsult & JAI Architects Appointed By Korean Government To Work On Embassy Refurbishment

One of our recent instructions is most interesting and comes from the Republic of Korea.  That is South Korea for any of you who may be wondering!  Working with JAI Architects, a planning application has been prepared and submitted to Westminster City Council for a comprehensive internal and external refurbishment with limited extension to the [...]

January 24th, 2017|Developers, Development & Investor Services, Housing Consultancy, Planning|Comments Off on FoddyConsult & JAI Architects Appointed By Korean Government To Work On Embassy Refurbishment

Sacre Bleu – A Requirement For ‘Green And Solar Roofs’ On All New Commercial Buildings

Yes, you heard it from us; new commercial buildings will all have to include green or solar roofs or a combination of the two. Do not worry though, this is the latest initiative finally passed by the French Government.  The French Biodiversity Law was finally enacted at the beginning of the Autumn 2016…and of course [...]

January 16th, 2017|Developers, Development & Investor Services, Housebuilders, Housing Associations, Housing Consultancy, Planning, Property Companies, Property Fund Managers, Property Pension Funds|Comments Off on Sacre Bleu – A Requirement For ‘Green And Solar Roofs’ On All New Commercial Buildings