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 […]


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 […]

Dick Lovett – Thatcham

Image Credit – NC Architects Submission of Proposals for a new Dick Lovett car dealership at Thatcham IPS is pleased to announce the submission of an application for a new BMW and MINI car dealership development to West Berkshire Council this week on behalf of Dick Lovett Companies Ltd. The Company has operated a family […]

Impact attend 8th TWIGS Charity Shoot

Our team enjoyed a fantastic morning at Barbury Shooting School last week at the 8th Annual TWIGS Charity Shoot. We were gifted a glorious autumnal morning and our team of novice, and experienced shooters enjoyed a varied course and a well-deserved hog roast for lunch. Sadly no prizes – not even a wooden spoon! However, […]


Impact Planning – New Website Launch

Impact Planning Services Ltd. celebrated the launch of a new website this week. The update comes as a well needed revamp of our previous website, advertising our most recent projects expertise and services; news and articles. As part of the revamp we have also rebranded out logo; the new design has already featured across our […]


Team welcomes new graduate planner

IPS are pleased to welcome Antony Booth to our expanding busy team in Swindon to assist with our expanding workload across the south west. Antony joins the practice following the completion of his studies at Plymouth University. He studied Geography at undergraduate level, graduating after 3 years in 2016 and staying in the city to […]


Permission Granted for Major Residential Extension in Watford

Our practice was pleased to assist our colleagues at CH Architects in achieving permission for a residential extension at a property within Watford Borough. The proposal would create an additional bedroom in the current loft void of the property and an additional bathroom. The proposed design added a pitched roofed extension at the front of […]


The revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

So what’s new? Following the publication of the consultation draft earlier in March this year, the Ministry of Housing Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) published the revised NPPF just as Parliament went into its summer recess at the end of July. Very predictably, nothing very much has changed between the March and July versions. There […]

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