Apex Listed Buildings

Preserving our Heritage

26th April 2022

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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Apex Planning Levelling Up White Paper

Planning System features in Government’s new Levelling Up White Paper

14th March 2022

The planning system is playing a major part in a new white paper aimed at making opportunities equal across the country… There has been a lot of focus in the planning press recently on the emphasis of the planning system in the new Levelling Up white paper. The paper aims to show how the government…

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Apex Satisfied Clients

Satisfied Clients at Apex Planning Consultants

22nd February 2022

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

26th January 2022

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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Apex Outdoor Christmas Decorations

Does my giant inflatable Santa need planning permission?

16th December 2021

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

22nd November 2021

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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Apex Buying land

Is buying land a good investment?

27th October 2021

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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Apex Sustainable home

Planning for a sustainable home

30th September 2021

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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Apex planning sustainability

Do the latest planning changes embrace sustainability?

23rd August 2021

The planning White Paper ‘Planning for the Future’ covered a lot of ground when it came to bringing the planning industry into the 21st century, but does it do enough to address the issue of sustainability? Sustainable planning Sustainability should be a major part of the planning process across the UK – after all, it…

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Apex retail to residential

Retail to Residential: A Golden Opportunity?

21st July 2021

In towns and cities across the UK, retail units are sitting empty. Meanwhile, the demand for affordable housing continues to grow. Do changes to Permitted Development Rights provide a golden opportunity for developers to profitably address both issues? Changes to Permitted Development Rights Repurposing Class E (retail, commercial and office) space into Class C3 (residential)…

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