Could New Proposals give More New Homes the Green Light?

Apex Deregulation of Permitted Development

The government plans to further ease restriction of planning for office-to residential conversions and brownfield development… Deregulation of Permitted Development Changes to the national planning policy have been brought into effect by the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, Michael Gove, which will see more deregulation of the permitted development rules for…

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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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From Office to Residential Housing Boost

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Changes to permitted development rights were made last summer by the coalition government, in a bid to boost new housing stock. These allowed developers to secure the change of use from office to residential. These rights currently must have Prior Approval from councils – and this is set to run until the end of May…

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