yellow-work-lamps-turned-on Permitted development updates

PM’s Build, Build, Build plans open up possibilities

20th July 2020

As the government announces a raft of new permitted development rights, it will be interesting to see how lockdown could change the face of property development… At the beginning of this month, Boris Johnson made his ‘Build, Build, Build’ announcement, which Number 10 claimed represented the “most radical reforms to our planning system since the…

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Improve Don’t Move

26th June 2020

The COVID-19 lockdown will have made many homeowners realise that they lack space, but with uncertainty about the economy, it could be wise to improve your home, rather than moving. We look at the planning considerations you will need to take into account… After two months of having the whole family at home, with kids…

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The impact of COVID-19 on planning

20th May 2020

The current crisis continues to affect the planning arena and concerns have been raised about digital inquiries and reviews… As time goes on, and lockdown continues, there’s a number of vital areas that need to be addressed if the planning process is to continue and local authorities are not to be left with vast backlogs…

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Planning and the Coronavirus

3rd April 2020

New laws have been brought into effect in a bid to stop the planning process grinding to a halt while the country is in lockdown. Apex Planning Consultants examines how these latest developments will work in practice… The Coronavirus Act 2020 came into effect on 26 March 2020, bringing with it many measures that we…

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The Budget and Planning Reforms

19th March 2020

Planning, housing and developers got a double boost with the 2020 Budget, followed by the announcement of a long list of planning reforms… The spring 2020 Budget gave some good news to house builders (and goodness knows everyone needs some good news at the moment!). The Chancellor, in his debut Budget, promised that the government…

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What’s in store for planning post-Brexit?

24th February 2020

For months (and years) we have been wondering what will happen if and when Brexit happened – then there was a General Election to contend with. Now we know (more or less) where we stand, what progress and changes are we likely to see for the planning industry? It certainly looks like the end of…

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Planning enforcement action

24th January 2020

When planning rules are not followed carefully, the threat of enforcement from the council can be alarming. Apex Planning Consultants explains how it works… In our last blog of 2019, we looked at some of the successful cases that we have dealt with. Here in the first blog of 2020, let’s look again at one…

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Another successful year for Apex

24th December 2019

It’s been a busy – but successful – year for us here at Apex Planning Consultants. Here we have selected just some of our resolved cases, to demonstrate the breadth of planning services that we can help our clients with… Residential Development A development of 68 flats We were recommended to the developer by chartered…

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Planning terms made easy

29th November 2019

Do you know your brownfield from your greenfield and why a building is listed? Follow our simple guide to some of the key planning terms and all will become clear! Affordable housing These homes include social rented, affordable rented, intermediate and shared ownership housing that can be available for either sale or rent, and offer…

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Let’s talk about planning – Conservative Party Conference

14th October 2019

It’s conference season and, aside from the obvious, planning was a hot topic at the Conservative Party Conference. Let’s see what was on the agenda… Party conferences are rich fodder for anyone interested in what might be on the horizon for the planning arena. For a start, it’s worth taking a look to see what…

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