Concerns over Biodiversity Net Gain

Apex Biodiversity Net Gain

As rules requiring provisions on major developments for environmental enhancement come into place (with requirements for minor developments due to come into force in April 2024), industry experts have expressed doubts over how achievable they really are… Biodiversity Net Gain Concerns Rules that require major housing developments to deliver at least 10% biodiversity net gain…

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Flexibility could be Good News for Rural Plans

Apex rural planning

A government consultation of change of use could offer hope to those in rural areas seeking to create residences from industrial and farm properties… Rural Planning The government has published a consultation on permitted development rights, which could offer would-be developers of rural commercial and agricultural properties more flexibility. For those of you that have…

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Biodiversity Gains Traction in Development

Apex Biodiversity in development

A new law will see developers required to increase biodiversity in any planned proposal – but how will this work? Planning for Biodiversity A change in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 will require developers to ensure that the habitat for wildlife is in a better state than it was before they began their…

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Do I always need Planning Permission?

Planning Permission Development

We continue our easy-to-follow guide to applying for planning permission for development…     Do I always need planning permission for a development? Not always no. It is possible to carry out some types of work without having to apply for permission. This is where you use ‘permitted development rights’, which are conferred by The…

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Spring News at Apex Planning Consultants

Child Safety Seat

This past month we have helped a longstanding client with a complaint that led to an investigation by Council enforcement officers, and assisted a local business in getting the planning permission required to expand their operation.  We also unravel what the latest Government planning update actually means.  Read on to find out more… Milton Keynes…

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