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Developments And Trees. What you need to know.

Added: 19/12/2018

If you are submitting a planning application for work that needs to be carried out on a tree(s) or are looking to develop an area that has trees which may be affected by your work it is really important to provide the correct information required to ...

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Fast Track Discharge of Condition Service

Added: 11/09/2018

Did you know that once you have gained Planning Permission, there are some technical details that will need to be submitted and approved by the Planning Authority before you can start on site? Let us help you get out on site quicker by using our enh...

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New build homes to have electric car charging points

Added: 07/08/2018

By 2040, the UK government wants all new cars to be either electric or hybrid, and the switchover could have major implications for the UK housing industry.

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Permission in Principle

Added: 19/06/2018

Important planning legislation has come into place from the 1st June. Read here about Permission in Principle and Technical Details Consent.

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Running a business or working from home?

Added: 15/05/2018

Are you currently running a business or working from home? Or thinking about it? If so read about how you can make the most of your home and avoid breaching planning regulations

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Government proposes changes to the National Planning Policy Framework and approach to Developer Contributions

Added: 22/03/2018

The Government are proposing the first set of major changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) since it was adopted in March 2012. Consultation on the changes is now open and will close on the 10 May.

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Heritage Statements - what they are, and why you might need one.

Added: 31/01/2018

If you’re lucky enough to live in a property with some historic interest and are planning substantial changes, you will probably be asked to submit a Heritage Statement with your planning application.

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Can I build a garage or outbuilding in my garden?

Added: 06/11/2017

A garage can be a useful addition to any home. Offering a secure location for stowing your vehicle, they often double up as useful overflow storage for everything else!

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Three things you can do without planning permission

Added: 06/11/2017

If you have ambitious plans for your home, there are some relatively major changes you can take without needing to secure planning permission.

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Do I need planning permission to build a porch?