Revised Swindon Local Plan Review July 2021 (Regulation 19) Consultation

Swindon Borough Council are currently carrying out a review of the current Local Plan for the Borough of Swindon. Housing delivery in Swindon is increasingly reliant on large-scale new communities allocated for development in the Local Plan 2026, including the New Eastern Villages and Kingsdown. Due to delays in delivering these strategic sites, there is […]

Planning Committee Approval for Barn Conversions in the Green Belt

IPS is pleased to have secured full planning permission for the conversion of redundant barns in Crowhurst, Tandridge to form 2 new dwellings. The application was reported to the Tandridge District Planning Committee who approved the application in line with the officers’ recommendation IPS co-ordinated the project team, carefully considering the constraints and opportunities of […]

Designing for Change: EV Usage

Our Associate Planner, Robert Wilson attended a conference run by PDQ, regarding the increase in electrical vehicle usage and promotion and the implications that this could have for planning policies and design moving forward. This will have implications for all forms of new development in the future and more imminently over the next 7 or […]

Planning Committee Approval for 159 dwellings, Old Marston, Oxford

IPS is pleased to have secured full planning permission for an application for 159 dwellings at Hill View Farm, Old Marston, Oxford. The application was reported to the Oxford City Planning Committee who approved the application in line with the officer’s recommendation, subject to the completion and revisions to the wording of the S.106 agreement. […]

Chartered Success: Congratulations Antony

Congratulations to our colleague Antony Booth, who has passed his APC (Assessment of Professional Competence), to become a chartered member of the RTPI. Antony joined the practice in September 2018 following the completion of his studies at Plymouth University. He has supported the practice on a wide range of projects which has widened his knowledge […]

Changes to Virtual Planning Committee Meetings

A High Court judgment this week orders virtual council meetings to end from May 7. This has sparked disappointment within the development industry and local authorities amid fear of delays in planning decision making. Over the last year, Local Authorities, Police & Crime Panels and Parish Councils have been able to conduct their business of […]

Sevenoaks Local Plan Update

IPS have previously represented Edenbridge Town Council throughout Sevenoaks District Council Local Plan Examination in Autumn 2019. Edenbridge Town Council had concerns about the number and nature of new housing sites allocated beyond those which had been agreed by the Town Council. IPS were engaged to assist the Town Council in attempting to make the […]

Shenley Park, Milton Keynes – Representations to the VALP

Impact Planning Services have been working with the Kingsmead Residents Group in Milton Keynes, to express concerns regarding the proposed residential extension and allocation of land at Shenley Park for at least 1150 dwellings within the emerging Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) 2013-2033. Recently IPS submitted a series of representations to the Vale of […]

Client and Colleague COVID Update

2021 has seen a busy start for Impact Planning Services, and we are pleased that the confidence in the development sector remains, promoting economic development. We continue to work remotely and effectively during this pandemic and the current third lockdown. All our staff are contactable via email or phone to discuss any projects, sites or […]

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