Could listed homes jump on the solar panel bandwagon?

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With one London borough getting set to allow solar panels on listed buildings, could this be a trend that will be copied across the country, as local authorities continue their bid to become carbon neutral? Solar Panels on Listed Buildings Thanks to the current energy crisis and rising inflation, more and more of us are…

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Levelling up – how technology can help

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The phrase ‘levelling up’ has been bandied around quite a bit since the government first revealed its white paper of the same name – and it seems that technology will be at the heart of any improvement in the planning arena… The government’s recent levelling up white paper made much of improving the planning system,…

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Preserving our Heritage

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We review the importance of listed buildings and understanding the requirements and responsibilities for property owners… The history and heritage of the United Kingdom is hugely important. It’s one of the main reasons that we have a thriving tourism industry (when we’re not in the midst of a global pandemic that is!) – and pre-Covid,…

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Satisfied Clients at Apex Planning Consultants

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Last month we looked at some of our successful projects involving ‘change of use’. In this blog, we focus on more of our diverse and satisfied clients… As we said last month, despite 2021 being an unusual year in many ways, we certainly were kept busy, achieving the desired results for our clients. The following…

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2021 – A Year of Success for Apex Planning Consultants’ Clients

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Apex Planning Consultants look back at some of our achievements over the past year – in this blog we look at some of our successful ‘Change of Use’ and ‘Listed Building’ projects… While 2021 was certainly not a ‘normal’ year in so many ways, for Apex Planning Consultants’ business continued apace, as we helped our…

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Does my giant inflatable Santa need planning permission?

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Tis the season to deck the halls – but what about your front garden? Have you planned an over-the-top display with thousands of lights and giant, inflatable snowmen and Santas? We take time out with a mince pie and a hot chocolate to consider the planning implications… Outdoor Christmas Decorations A few years ago, a…

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From Agriculture to Sports Cars

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Planning is about so much more than buildings. This latest project will see a fantastic new sports car roll off the assembly line. Learn how our driving force got the plans through… New Endeavour When we were approached by a new company that planned to assemble a new sports car from within former agricultural buildings,…

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Is buying land a good investment?

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Finding the ideal plot and building your own home can be worthwhile, but make sure you understand the planning implications before you go ahead Buying land to build a home Buying land can seem the answer to finding the ideal place to live. Land can sometimes be bought for a very reasonable price, and you…

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Planning for a sustainable home

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Looking at making your existing or future home sustainable and eco-friendly? There are some planning issues you will need to consider… Developing with sustainability in mind Last month we looked at whether the latest planning guidelines – outlined in the latest white paper ‘Planning for the Future’ – really did enough to encourage a sustainable…

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