Luton Borough Council seeks to introduce an Article 4 Direction revoking permitted development rights for the change of use from office to residential
On 28th February 2019, Luton Borough Council introduced an Article 4 Direction restricting permitted development rights, for the conversion of office to residential accommodation in a number of locations across the Borough.
Which Councils had the most decisions overturned at appeal in 2016-2017?
An article published by the Planning Resource on March 4th 2019 highlighted which local authorities have had the most decisions overturned at appeal and are over the ‘special measures’ threshold of 10%.
A refreshing new look at sustainable development in rural areas
For a long time, development in rural settlements has generally been fiercely avoided by Councils.
Government publishes updated National Planning Policy Framework and Housing Delivery Test Figures
A revised NPPF was published on 19 February 2019, which details changes to planning policy and guidance.
Optimis secures significant reduction in CIL liability on a part self-build project in London
Permission had previously been granted for a two storey extension and conversion of existing house to provide 4 self contained apartments.