Wiltshire’s Need for Older People’s Housing

The UK has an ageing population and it is widely acknowledged that problems with housing this population need to be addressed.  Concerns are made regarding the ageing population in relation to public health, social welfare costs and loneliness. The UK has been failing to adapt to the far-reaching changes, which  will result in a changing […]

Submission of High Quality Innovative Rural Housing Scheme

IPS were pleased to submit an application for full planning permission on behalf of our clients; Knightwood Developments Ltd, for the redevelopment of a redundant farm complex in Oxted, Surrey. The proposals comprised a comprehensive redevelopment to deliver 29 dwellings, including the conversion of locally listed buildings and rationalisation of the existing modern farm buildings […]

A Warm Welcome to Jemma and Joel

IPS are pleased to welcome two new members of staff to our practice in Swindon.   Jemma Clark joins the team as a Planning Assistant following the completion of her studies at Queen’s University Belfast. She studied BSc Planning, Environment and development at undergraduate level, graduating in 2022 and continuing her studies in Belfast to […]

Revised NPPF Published – Implications for Onshore Wind

Following months of speculation, on the 5th September, in a statement released by Levelling Up Secretary; Michael Gove, immediate changes were confirmed to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). Of note are changes associated with onshore wind. Essentially, the government has lifted strict rules regarding new onshore wind projects (which were imposed in 2015 by […]

A Need for More Robust Decision Making – A Focus on Committee Decisions

IPS recently reported on success at appeal for our clients Abbey Developments Ltd for a s.73 application to vary the point of connection for a foul sewerage network. The application was refused by the South Cambridgeshire District Council’s (SCDC) Planning Committee, against the recommendation of the Joint Director for Planning and Economic Development, and notwithstanding […]

Success for a S.73 Appeal at Linton, Cambridgeshire

IPS were pleased to secure success for our clients Abbey Developments Ltd for a section 73 appeal to secure a preferred foul drainage route and connection at a site in Linton, Cambridgeshire. IPS have reported on previous appeals at this site in Linton. The construction of the site commenced in November 2021, and is nearing […]

Public Consultation at Perrysfield – Digital Engagement

IPS are engaged as project lead and planning consultants, by our clients Knightwood Developments Ltd to bring forward the redevelopment of a farm complex at Perrysfield Farm, Oxted. As part of the application preparation the client engaged with the public via a fully inclusive consultation process that allowed for the public to share their thoughts […]

Planning Application Fee Increase

Planning fees across England are set to jump massively as ministers seek to ensure that the planning system is better resourced. Under the move, announced in the government’s response to the Commons’ Levelling Up, Housing and Communities Committee inquiry into the future of the planning system, the government has announced plans to adjust planning application […]

Autumn 2022 Party Conferences reveal how little the national politicians actually know about planning

Article by Managing Director Robert Gillespie With new PM Liz Truss having told the Conservative Party’s Conference that she is pro-growth, it is somewhat difficult to reconcile that stance with the signals sent out to her Party’s members during the recent leadership hustings. Both candidates having attempted to “out NIMBY” each other it will be […]

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