Things to Consider When Installing a Balcony

Balconies are a common feature in much of mainland Europe — all the way from the Alps to the Algarve — and a growing number…

Newt Survey and Planning Permission: what do …

When would a Great crested newt survey be required? These are the main ‘triggers’ for the requirement of a Great crested newt survey: Distribution and…

Bat Survey and Planning Permission: what do …

When is a bat survey required? A bat survey can be required where there is a conversion, modification or removal of buildings (including hospitals, churches etc)…

Increased Planning Fees in England

On 17th January 2018, the planning fees in England will be increased by 20%. The current fees for Planning Applications in England can be found…

What do you do if neighbours object …

One way forward is to widen the circle of neighbours to encompass the whole neighbourhood.  This dilutes the impact of any one awkward individual and…

Housing Politics: Where does each party stand?

It’s certainly an interesting political time in the UK at the moment. One issue which remains indisputably at the forefront of national concern, regardless of…

Impact of Brexit on planning policy

Brexit initially put the Government’s grand plans to shake up the planning system on hold, with Ministers distracted by all the headless chickens running amok. …