Northern Ballet: 50th Anniversary Gala

Impact Planning Services are proud to have sponsored two dancers at the Northern Ballet, Rachael Gillespie, a First Soloist and Ashley Dixon a Principal Soloist. Rachael began dancing at the Judith Hockaday School of Dance and Drama (Swindon) and Central School of Ballet. Rachael joined the Northern Ballet in 2007 and previously danced with Scottish […]

Need for Elected Member Training

by Robert Gillespie           Thoughts on the process involved in Planning Committees reaching decisions on planning applications. The need for elected member training I dread to count the number of planning committees which I have attended having witnessed what can only be described as “palm tree justice”.  Not all my clients’ […]

Merry Christmas from all at IPS

It has been a busy year for all at IPS and in celebration of the past years’ hard work the team enjoyed a festive evening of tapas and drinks in Swindon. We’d like to thank everyone with whom we’ve worked over the past year. We wish you the very best for the festive season, and […]

Congratulations to Benjamin Seward!

Congratulations to our colleague Ben who has completed his Masters Studies at Oxford Brookes University, graduating with an MSc (hons) in Environmental Impact Assessment and Management. Ben completed his studies over the past 2 years whilst continuing to work at IPS. The course covered a wide range of topics including Neighbourhood Planning, GIS Modelling, EIA […]

Swindon Borough Local Plan Review 2036: 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 […]

Reserved Matters at Linton, Cambridgeshire – Approved By Planning Committee

IPS were pleased to achieve reserved matters approval for a site at Bartlow Road, Linton earlier this month for our clients Abbey Developments Ltd. Image Credit – NC Architects The site was the subject of an extant outline planning permission for up to 55 dwellings granted in September 2017. Following this, a reserved matters application […]

Submission of Application for Residential Development at Croft Yard, Wanborough

IPS is pleased to announce the submission of an application to Swindon Borough Council for the development of 9 residential dwellings at Croft Yard, Wanborough. The application site is located within the village’s urban framework, adjacent to the rural settlement boundary and to the east of the village of Upper Wanborough. The site is a […]

Sevenoaks Local Plan – Examination

IPS successfully represented Edenbridge Town Council at the Sevenoaks District Council Local Plan Examination Hearings in September and October.  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. Robert Wilson from IPS helped augment the concerns of the Town […]

Bagendon Dairy Shed Conversion; Progress Report

IPS is pleased to see that the proposals to convert a former Dairy Shed in the Cotswolds is progressing well and nearing completion. The following images highlight the progress with the scheme thus far. IPS worked with our clients Mr and Mrs Barefoot to achieve planning permission for the conversion in 2018. To find out […]

Spotlight on Housing an Ageing Population

The changing demographic of the population is focusing attention on addressing the concerns regarding the ageing population, longevity, public health and social welfare costs and critically, loneliness. These issues are driving policy-makers to find accommodation solutions which will inevitably lead to the need to find sites for ageing members of the population who want to […]

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