Preserving Neighbour Amenity – Positive Planning in Marlborough

Preserving Neighbour Amenity – Positive Planning in Marlborough Impact Planning Services (IPS) are pleased to have been involved in positively planning for the sustainable re-use of a former Chapel and Manse as a cinema and café/bar in Marlborough town centre. IPS worked on behalf of the neighbouring property owner, who had concerns regarding the proposals’ […]

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Call for Sites: Cotswold District

Cotswold District Council has commenced a ‘Call for Sites’ for potential housing, employment, retail, commercial, community and/or other uses. The Call for Sites will inform the Council’s Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) and other Local Plan evidence documents. The SHELAA provides a broad-brush assessment of the development potential of sites across the […]

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Submission of Application for Older Persons Housing in Tadley

Image Credit – NC Architects Submission of Application for Older Persons Housing in Tadley IPS is pleased to announce the submission of an application to Basingstoke and Dean District Council for the development of older person’s independent living accommodation. The IPS team worked with NC Architects on behalf of the Chris James Homes to prepare […]

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Swindon Charity Ball 2019

Members of the IPS team enjoyed a fantastic evening at the Swindon Charity Ball 2019. This year the theme for the black-tie event, held at the Marriott Hotel was “Shanghai Nights”. It was the 30th anniversary of the Ball which has now raised in excess of £1 million for local charities. IPS Managing Director and […]

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Independent Assessment of Crematorium Need within North Kesteven District

Crematorium Application Refused as applicant fails to demonstrate need Impact Planning Services (IPS) has completed an appraisal of the needs assessment and planning statement which had been submitted by applicants seeking to develop a new crematorium at Thurlby in Lincolnshire. IPS also completed an independent assessment of need, which was used by NKDC’s officers to […]

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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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