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712, 2017

Delays Hit Various Planning Changes

December 7th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

1710, 2017

Permitted Development – Light Industrial to Residential (Class PA)

October 17th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

2407, 2017

A review of the NPPF

July 24th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

2407, 2017

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

July 24th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

2407, 2017

Neighbourhood Plans – Update

July 24th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

3005, 2017

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

May 30th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

2405, 2017

Benefits of Placemaking

May 24th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

1402, 2017

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

February 14th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

2401, 2017

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

January 24th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

1601, 2017

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

January 16th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

1001, 2017

Garden Village Initiative & £6M Fund Announced

January 10th, 2017|Comments Off on Garden Village Initiative & £6M Fund Announced

The Government has recently announced its support for 12 new garden settlements.  These will share a meagre £6m fund to assist with delivery over the next 2 years.  The Garden [...]

901, 2017

Councils Consider Government Housing Targets To Be Unobtainable & The Need For Greater Partnership Working

January 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Councils Consider Government Housing Targets To Be Unobtainable & The Need For Greater Partnership Working

A recently published survey of 91 Local Authorities and a number of small to medium sized house builders undertaken by the Federation of Master Builders [FMB] and the Local Government [...]

901, 2017

Starter Homes Initiative

January 9th, 2017|Comments Off on Starter Homes Initiative

The Government has announced 30 Starter Home Land Fund partnerships with local authorities across England, with the aim of delivering at least 30,000 starter homes by 2020.  Construction is due [...]

1412, 2016

Amendments To Neighbourhood Planning Bill

December 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Amendments To Neighbourhood Planning Bill

We understand that amendments to the Neighbourhood Planning Bill are emerging. One of the most significant is certain to add yet a further layer of risk to a developers planning [...]

1412, 2016

Great New For Birmingham

December 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Great New For Birmingham

  The Planning & Housing Minister, Gavin Barwell has lifted his earlier holding decision made in May 2016 preventing the adoption of the replacement Birmingham City Council Development Plan. The [...]

512, 2016

The Court of Appeal Clarifies The Weight That A Planning Authority Should Place Regarding Impact On Heritage Assets Arising From Development

December 5th, 2016|Comments Off on The Court of Appeal Clarifies The Weight That A Planning Authority Should Place Regarding Impact On Heritage Assets Arising From Development

The Court of Appeal recently considered a case, Palmer vs Herefordshire Council & Another that provides further clarity on the weight that should be given to the possible effect of [...]

2311, 2016

High Court Planning News – Planning Restrictions on Second Home Ownership

November 23rd, 2016|Comments Off on High Court Planning News – Planning Restrictions on Second Home Ownership

  The High Court has found a policy detailed in the St. Ives Neighbourhood Plan that prevents new housing being used as second homes to be lawful. The St. Ives [...]

1411, 2016

Network Rail to Release Land For 12,000 New Homes by 2020

November 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Network Rail to Release Land For 12,000 New Homes by 2020

  The news regarding the disposal of up to 30% of the defence estate also comes as Network Rail announces plans to unlock land for 12,000 new homes by 2020.  [...]

1411, 2016

Congratulations to Ian Playford MRICS

November 14th, 2016|Comments Off on Congratulations to Ian Playford MRICS

  Ian is an old mate of mine and I would therefore like to send Ian our congratulations on his new role as CEO [interim] of the Cabinet Office Central Property [...]

1411, 2016

MOD To Dispose of 30% of Its Estate

November 14th, 2016|Comments Off on MOD To Dispose of 30% of Its Estate

  The Ministry of Defence has confirmed it is the Government’s intention to dispose of a considerable number of additional military and defence related sites with many to be sold [...]

3105, 2016

Affordable Housing Policy Precedent Set By Court of Appeal

May 31st, 2016|Comments Off on Affordable Housing Policy Precedent Set By Court of Appeal

Very recently the Court of Appeal overturned the previous High Court decision in favour of various local authorities that the 2014 Government affordable housing policy relating to small schemes and [...]

2502, 2016

Significant Changes Made to Climate Change Allowances

February 25th, 2016|Comments Off on Significant Changes Made to Climate Change Allowances

The EA has released a range of revised allowances relating to various components of climate change such as ‘peak river flow allowances, peak rainfall intensity allowance and offshore wind speed [...]

2202, 2016

Rural Planning Review

February 22nd, 2016|Comments Off on Rural Planning Review

So the Government does not ignore the complex social and economic issues pertinent to the English countryside. DCLG has now released its Rural Planning Review and is calling for observations [...]

1002, 2016

Office to Residential PD Changes

February 10th, 2016|Comments Off on Office to Residential PD Changes

DCLG tell us they have no news on when they will be able to confirm either the transitional arrangements for those of you with unimplemented prior approvals for a PD [...]

2511, 2015

UPDATE ON INITIATIVES TO STREAMLINE THE PLANNING PROCESS – Development and CIL Reform, PDR Office to Residential Change

November 25th, 2015|Comments Off on UPDATE ON INITIATIVES TO STREAMLINE THE PLANNING PROCESS – Development and CIL Reform, PDR Office to Residential Change

• PDR Office to Residential Change Our contact within DCLG has indicated that transitional measures will be approved before the PDR for office conversion to residential is made permanent in [...]

1111, 2015

CAMERON ANNOUNCES NEW ‘STARTER HOME’ INITIATIVE

November 11th, 2015|Comments Off on CAMERON ANNOUNCES NEW ‘STARTER HOME’ INITIATIVE

The industry is holding its breath to see whether David Cameron moves forward on his promise made at the recent Tory party conference that developers will no longer have to [...]

3010, 2015

The Emerging Housing and Planning Bill 2015 – Resume of Key Planning Initiatives

October 30th, 2015|Comments Off on The Emerging Housing and Planning Bill 2015 – Resume of Key Planning Initiatives

Following a ministerial statement in March and the more recent launch of the Housing and Planning Bill through its parliamentary journey towards the Statute Book, the key planning initiatives can [...]

2010, 2015

Office to Residential PD Rights to be Made Permanent

October 20th, 2015|Comments Off on Office to Residential PD Rights to be Made Permanent

Planning and housing minister Brandon Lewis has at long last put the industry out of its misery regarding this extremely helpful regeneration initiative by announcing that the previously temporary office [...]

1004, 2015

Betting offices and pay day loan shops to be reclassified as sui generis

April 10th, 2015|Comments Off on Betting offices and pay day loan shops to be reclassified as sui generis

The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (England) Order 2015 (SI 2015/597) comes into force on 15 April. The 2015 Order amends the 1987 Order by providing that use [...]

1004, 2015

A 20% discount for first-time buyers of newly built homes: website open for registration

April 10th, 2015|Comments Off on A 20% discount for first-time buyers of newly built homes: website open for registration

On 28 February the government opened registration on the Starter Home website for young first time buyers to register their interest in purchasing a new build property via the starter [...]

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712, 2017

Delays Hit Various Planning Changes

December 7th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

1710, 2017

Permitted Development – Light Industrial to Residential (Class PA)

October 17th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

2407, 2017

A review of the NPPF

July 24th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]

2407, 2017

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

July 24th, 2017|Comments Off on 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 [...]