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Best wishes to all our loyal clients for a Happy Holiday period and a Prosperous New Year. Our Holiday opening times are set out above. We look forward to working with new and existing clients in 2022.

By |2021-12-15T09:18:43+00:00December 3rd, 2021|NEWS UPDATES|0 Comments

2021 Planning News Update – Q3

As we approach the finish of Q3 of 2021 its good to see that Planning and Housing remain a focus of the current government. News and updates are set out in our quarterly update below: National Planning Michael Gove has been appointed as the new Secretary of State for the renamed Department for Levelling [...]

By |2021-10-01T16:18:24+01:00October 1st, 2021|NEWS UPDATES|0 Comments

Strategy for the Oxford-Cambridge (OxCam) Arc

The government are proposing a strategic approach to planning for growth and infrastructure to realise the economic and cultural potential of the Oxford-Cambridge Arc and transform it into one of the world’s premier growth corridors and a world-leader in sustainability. The government have now launched the Creating a vision for the Oxford-Cambridge Arc consultation. This consultation [...]

By |2021-07-30T16:57:56+01:00July 30th, 2021|NEWS UPDATES|0 Comments

Central Bedfordshire Local Plan declared sound and adopted

The Central Bedfordshire Local Plan was submitted to the government for examination in April 2018. Two Inspectors appointed to examine the Local Plan held hearing sessions between 21 May and 25 July 2019 and 8 December and 18 December 2020. The Inspectors have now published their Final Report which can be viewed here. Overall, [...]

By |2021-07-23T16:57:28+01:00July 16th, 2021|NEWS UPDATES|0 Comments

2021 Planning News Update – Q2

As we approach the end of Q2, 2021 continues to be an interesting year for Town Planning in the UK. News and updates are set out in our quarterly update below: National Planning The Planning Bill, announced in the Queen's Speech in May, is expected to go before Parliament in the Autumn and builds [...]

By |2021-06-28T16:57:27+01:00June 25th, 2021|NEWS UPDATES|0 Comments

First Homes – the new affordable housing scheme

From 28 June 2021 First Homes will be part of the Planning System.  This change to National Planning Policy requires that at least 25% of all affordable homes delivered through developer contributions should be sold as First Homes. First Homes are discounted market sale units which: a) must be discounted by a minimum of [...]

By |2021-06-11T15:03:47+01:00June 11th, 2021|NEWS UPDATES|0 Comments

Class E and Permitted Development rights for change of use

New Permitted Development rights for the change from Class E uses to dwellings has now been published. In September 2020 Use Class E (Commercial, Business and Service) was introduced.  This includes: E(a) Display or retail sale of goods, other than hot food E(b) Sale of food and drink for consumption (mostly) on the premises E(c) Provision of: E(c)(i) Financial [...]

By |2021-04-15T16:06:34+01:00April 15th, 2021|NEWS UPDATES|1 Comment

Consultation for the Bedford to Cambridge section of East West Rail

The East West Rail (EWR) Project has launched a consultation on the proposals for this once in a generation opportunity to provide frequent, fast and reliable rail links for communities between Oxford, Milton Keynes, Bedford and Cambridge, connecting people with the things that matter most to them.  This will provide the local transport connectivity across [...]

By |2021-04-01T17:10:05+01:00April 1st, 2021|NEWS UPDATES|0 Comments

2021 Planning News Update – Q1

2021 looks like being another interesting year for Town Planning in the UK. News and updates are set out in our quarterly update below: National Planning The Planning for the Future White Paper consultation closed in October 2020. The government are currently considering the responses received and have undertaken to issue a formal response [...]

By |2021-03-19T14:43:59+00:00March 19th, 2021|NEWS UPDATES|0 Comments

2020 Planning News Update – Q4

As 2020 ends we look onto continued Changes in Planning in the UK in 2021. News and updates are set out in our quarterly update below: National Planning Planning in the UK continues to hit the headline news with the government’s proposals for radical reform of the planning system and the additional £12M of [...]

By |2020-12-24T14:48:29+00:00December 16th, 2020|NEWS UPDATES|0 Comments
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