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Planning in Hertfordshire – updated May 2022

Hertfordshire County Council are responsible for planning for waste, minerals (mostly sand and gravel quarries) and for services they provide like schools, libraries and roads. However they are working on a joint strategic plan for South West Hertfordshire together with: Dacorum Borough Council St Albans City and District Council Three Rivers District Council Watford [...]

By |2022-05-27T16:17:53+01:00May 27th, 2022|NEWS UPDATES|0 Comments

Planning in Northamptonshire – updated May 2022

On the 1st April 2021 the eight existing councils in Northamptonshire were abolished and replaced by the two new councils of North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire. This means that Planning in Northamptonshire is now handled by the two new unitary authorities: West Northamptonshire serves the areas of Daventry District, Northampton and South Northants, and; [...]

By |2022-05-19T13:37:44+01:00May 19th, 2022|NEWS UPDATES|0 Comments

Planning in Cambridgeshire – updated May 2022

The Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority is made up of eight founding members across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough. In 2016, all eight organisations agreed to pursue the devolution deal made with Central Government and the first official meeting of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority took place in March 2017.  The Authority have prepared a [...]

By |2022-05-13T16:27:09+01:00May 13th, 2022|NEWS UPDATES|0 Comments

Planning in Buckinghamshire – updated May 2022

Planning in Buckinghamshire offers great opportunities due to its location with Greater London to the south-east, Berkshire to the south, Oxfordshire to the west, Northamptonshire to the north, Bedfordshire to the north-east and Hertfordshire to the east, together with its position in the Oxford to Cambridge (OxCam) Arc. Buckinghamshire is one of the home counties with towns such [...]

By |2022-05-06T15:53:59+01:00May 6th, 2022|NEWS UPDATES|0 Comments

Planning in Suffolk – updated April 2022

Suffolk County Council are responsible for planning for minerals, waste, and county council developments such as schools and fire stations. Current Local Plans in Suffolk include: Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Council Babergh and Mid Suffolk District Councils are working towards a new Joint Local Plan to replace their separately adopted Local Plan documents. [...]

By |2022-04-26T17:01:43+01:00April 26th, 2022|NEWS UPDATES|0 Comments

Bedford Borough Local Plan 2040

The preparation of the Bedford Borough Local Plan 2040 is underway following a requirement in the current adopted plan for an early review. The first Issues and Options consultation took place during July to September 2020 and the Council consulted on the Local Plan 2040 Draft Plan: Strategy options and draft policies  document from [...]

By |2022-04-22T17:00:47+01:00April 22nd, 2022|NEWS UPDATES|0 Comments

Planning in Bedfordshire – updated April 2022

This part of the River Great Ouse is a boundary between two administrations for Planning in Bedfordshire, the boundary between Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire. The current Strategic Planning position in Bedfordshire is as follows: Bedford Borough The Local Plan 2030 was adopted in January 2020 and sets out how much growth there should be [...]

By |2022-04-05T16:03:27+01:00April 5th, 2022|NEWS UPDATES|1 Comment

Lawful Development Certificate confirms replacement of mobile home in residential use in the Cotswolds

A Lawful Development Certificate has been granted to confirm the replacement of a mobile home which had been in residential use for more than 10 years. Evidence was submitted to establish that the mobile home had been on the site for a number of years and that it had been occupied as a dwellinghouse.  The [...]

By |2022-04-01T14:28:29+01:00April 1st, 2022|LATEST PROJECTS|0 Comments

Approval of Self Build Barn Conversion

Planning Permission granted for a Self Build Barn Conversion in Bedfordshire. Prior notification for change of use from an Agricultural building to a dwellinghouse (Use Class C3) was approved in August 2015. Following this a full planning application for conversion of the barn to form dwellinghouse and erection of a detached car barn was [...]

By |2022-03-30T13:24:59+01:00March 30th, 2022|LATEST PROJECTS|0 Comments

2022 Planning News Update – Q1

2022 has certainly started with numerous changes in the Planning and Housing arena. Some latest news and updates are set out in our quarterly update below: National Planning The Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities published the Levelling Up White Paper early in 2022. There are now only a few of the changes [...]

By |2022-03-25T16:16:42+00:00March 25th, 2022|NEWS UPDATES|0 Comments
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