Wiltshire’s Need for Older People’s Housing

The UK has an ageing population and it is widely acknowledged that problems with housing this population need to be addressed.  Concerns are made regarding the ageing population in relation to public health, social welfare costs and loneliness. The UK has been failing to adapt to the far-reaching changes, which  will result in a changing […]

Submission of High Quality Innovative Rural Housing Scheme

IPS were pleased to submit an application for full planning permission on behalf of our clients; Knightwood Developments Ltd, for the redevelopment of a redundant farm complex in Oxted, Surrey. The proposals comprised a comprehensive redevelopment to deliver 29 dwellings, including the conversion of locally listed buildings and rationalisation of the existing modern farm buildings […]

A Warm Welcome to Jemma and Joel

IPS are pleased to welcome two new members of staff to our practice in Swindon.   Jemma Clark joins the team as a Planning Assistant following the completion of her studies at Queen’s University Belfast. She studied BSc Planning, Environment and development at undergraduate level, graduating in 2022 and continuing her studies in Belfast to […]

Revised NPPF Published – Implications for Onshore Wind

Following months of speculation, on the 5th September, in a statement released by Levelling Up Secretary; Michael Gove, immediate changes were confirmed to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Of note are changes associated with onshore wind. Essentially, the government has lifted strict rules regarding new onshore wind projects (which were imposed in 2015 by […]

Wiltshire Local Plan Review Consultation

Wiltshire Council are currently preparing a new local plan to guide development across the borough until 2038. Once adopted, the plan will form part of the Development Plan for the district and will act as a critical tool in guiding decisions about individual development proposals, acting as the starting-point for considering whether applications can be […]

A Need for More Robust Decision Making – A Focus on Committee Decisions

IPS recently reported on success at appeal for our clients Abbey Developments Ltd for a s.73 application to vary the point of connection for a foul sewerage network. The application was refused by the South Cambridgeshire District Council’s (SCDC) Planning Committee, against the recommendation of the Joint Director for Planning and Economic Development, and notwithstanding […]

Success for a S.73 Appeal at Linton, Cambridgeshire

IPS were pleased to secure success for our clients Abbey Developments Ltd for a section 73 appeal to secure a preferred foul drainage route and connection at a site in Linton, Cambridgeshire. IPS have reported on previous appeals at this site in Linton. The construction of the site commenced in November 2021, and is nearing […]

Permission Secured for Recycling Facility in Avonmouth, Bristol

Impact Planning Services Ltd are pleased to have secured permission, for a plasterboard recycling facility in Avonmouth, Bristol. On behalf of our clients, Agricore, IPS prepared and submitted an application for the change of use  and extension of an existing warehousing building in the industrial area of Avonmouth, Bristol. The Applicant operates a waste business […]

Public Consultation at Perrysfield – Digital Engagement

IPS are engaged as project lead and planning consultants, by our clients Knightwood Developments Ltd to bring forward the redevelopment of a farm complex at Perrysfield Farm, Oxted. As part of the application preparation the client engaged with the public via a fully inclusive consultation process that allowed for the public to share their thoughts […]

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