Last month’s Budget contained some interesting planning nuggets. One related to the Government’s desire to bolster the nation’s High Streets. It appears that Mrs May and her Planning Minister James Brokenshire will be looking soon to introduce additional planning freedoms for vacant shops and commercial property to change use to housing by modernising the Use […]
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The end of last month saw Harrogate Borough Council formally submit its new Local Plan offering to central government for scrutiny. The Plan will be subject to an Examination by an independent Inspector appointed by the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government. The Inspector will be looking at the Plan’s policies and […]
Northern Planners are currently looking for a Chartered Town Planner, specifically with DCO application experience, to be based in our Knaresborough office. Please contact us for more information.
From time to time, we have clients come to us because they have had bad advice on converting their rural buildings into houses through permitted development rights. These are known as Class Q Conversions and care has to be taken to ensure that potential candidate buildings/proposals will actually satisfy the ‘Prior Approval’ and related requirements. […]
Apologies to Shakespeare but as we head past Halloween and further into Autumn, the changing seasons can begin to play potential havoc with the programming of client’s development projects. This is because, some projects might have consequences for wildlife and Councils may ask for ecological surveys that can’t be carried out until Spring/Summer. Here at […]
Selby District Council is looking for local landowners and developers to put forward land/buildings suitable for future development. The period for putting forward your sites runs from the beginning of October until late November. Northern Planners are well-placed to promote our clients’ sites as part of this exercise. With experienced Policy Planners in our team, […]
This week Knaresborough Town Council published a draft version of the new Neighborhood Development Plan. If this plan is adopted it will become a legal document which will be consulted for all planning applications until 2035. The next seven weeks are designated as a formal public consultation period. This is an opportunity for all members of the […]
Congratulations to the team for another successful application!! Earlier in the year Northern Planners were engaged by Swaythorpe Growers to prepare a planning application for a food processing plant at Sandhill, East Riding adjacent and connected to an existing AD plant. This included submission of an EIA Screening/Scoping Report, which confirmed that the development as […]
Northern Planners are thrilled to welcome David Hickling to our team of Chartered Town Planners. Dave has 35 years’ experience in both the public and private sectors, including a spell teaching Planning Law and Procedures at the former Birmingham Polytechnic. For the last 20 years Dave has divided his time between training and research projects, […]
The Government has confirmed that the current ‘temporary’ permitted development (PD) rights for change of use of offices to homes will be made permanent from April 6th. The Act that was originally introduced in May 2013 has now been amended in a bid to help solve the current housing shortage. All applications will still be subject […]
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