Charity Abseil for Wiltshire Air Ambulance

Associate Steve Bucknell and his wife Allison are preparing to take part in an abseil challenge this weekend, raising funds for Wiltshire Air Ambulance. The event takes place on Sunday 14th April and Steve and Allison will be abseiling 200ft down the Avon Gorge in Bristol. All at IPS wish them the very best of […]

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Impact Planning Services Appraises Need for a New Crematorium

Impact Planning Services (IPS) was commissioned by North Kesteven District Council (NKDC) to undertake an appraisal of a needs assessment and planning statement which had been submitted by applicants seeking to develop a new crematorium at Thurlby in Lincolnshire. This independent assessment assisted NKDC’s officers in the preparation of their report to planning committee for […]

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Appeal Training with The Landmark Practice

IPS invited the team from The Landmark Practice to a training afternoon at our office in Swindon, discussing the particulars of the appeal procedures, focusing on our considerable experience of the appeals process and to assist both practices with upcoming cases and workload. The Landmark Practice are an award-winning environmental consultancy established in Bristol, with […]

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Permission Granted for Bespoke Single Dwelling in Wiltshire

IPS were pleased to have secured permission for a bespoke replacement dwelling in Mildenhall, Marlborough which was approved this week. The proposal has evolved since IPS engaged with Wiltshire Council via a pre-application discussion in March of this year. The Council’s response to this pre-application clarified that a replacement dwelling was acceptable in principle and […]

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Permission Granted for Watermead Crematorium, Aylesbury

Impact Planning Services (IPS) has provided planning consultancy support to Westerleigh Group Ltd (Crematoria Management Ltd) successfully preparing, submitting and negotiating planning applications for the development of Crematoria within the Test Valley (Hampshire) in 2015, Royal Wootton Bassett (Wiltshire) in 2017 and Fladbury near Pershore (Wychavon) also in 2017. A request was received from Westerleigh […]

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Seasons Greetings from all at IPS

It has been a busy year for all at IPS, with new faces joining the team to assist with our expanding workload across the south west and increasing service range to our clients. In celebration of the past years’ hard work the team enjoyed a festive evening of ten pin bowling and a well-deserved curry. […]

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Application Submitted for a new dwelling in Mildenhall, Wiltshire

IPS is pleased to submit a full application for a bespoke detached dwelling in Mildenhall, Wiltshire. IPS have developed the proposal with Daykin Marshal Studio who have produced a design that is stylish and spacious whilst remaining in-keeping with the village, adopting a modern interpretation of the local rural vernacular. The proposal has evolved since […]

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IPS Welcomes New Staff Member

IPS is pleased to welcome Steve Bucknell, who joins the team as an Associate of the practice, working part time from our offices in Swindon. Steve is a General Practice Chartered Surveyor with over 30 years’ experience in commercial property development and agency. Having worked in private practice, operational businesses and development companies, covering a […]

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Resolution to grant permission at Swindon Borough Council’s Planning Committee for 70 dwellings at Blunsdon

Impact Planning Services (IPS) is delighted that an application for 70 dwellings (including 30% affordable) at Sams Lane, Blunsdon, Swindon, received a resolution to grant from Swindon Borough Councils’ (SBC) Planning Committee this week, following the Case Officer’s recommendation to permit the scheme. The site lies on the eastern edge of the village. It is […]

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North Wiltshire Crematorium Now Open

IPS is pleased to see that North Wiltshire Crematorium in Royal Wootton Bassett has opened to the public this week. IPS assisted the Crematoria Management Ltd’s project team achieving planning permission for this high-quality development. This included organising a local exhibition public consultation event to inform members of the public about the proposals. IPS has […]

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