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 […]

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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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New National Design Guide Launched

MHCLG (Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government) have recently published the National Design Guide: Planning practice guidance for beautiful, enduring and successful places. The guidance introduces a national standard for local authorities to adhere to, with the option of designing their own applicable guides reflecting local needs. The National Planning Policy Framework makes clear […]

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Impact Attend TWIGS Charity Shoot

Members of the IPS team enjoyed a morning at Barbury Shooting School for the 9th annual TWIGS Charity Shoot. The team comprised experienced and novice shooters who somehow managed to avoid the rain and collectively finished in the middle of the field. The shooting was followed by a hog-roast lunch and a charity auction. IPS […]

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Joint Planning and Law Conference, Oxford – September 2019

by Antony Booth BA (Hons) MSc Beginning in the evening of Friday 13th September, and running through to lunchtime of Sunday 15th September, the 47th annual Joint Planning and Law Conference took place on the grounds of Oxford University. Two IPS team members attended to enjoy a weekend of talks on the theme “Shining a […]

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Opening of The Vale Crematorium at Evesham

Impact Planning Services attended a Dedication Ceremony, marking the opening of The Vale Crematorium today. The event provided the opportunity to celebrate the opening of a new crematorium for Evesham and the surrounding communities and those who have played a part in helping to establish this important new community facility.   IPS assisted the Crematoria […]

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Residential Development in Central Bath, Resolution to Grant Planning Permission Secured at BANES Planning Committee

IPS are pleased to secure a resolution to grant planning permission for a residential development of 25 flats in central Bath this week. Image Credit – NC Architects IPS has been involved with the application site from its original concept, working with our colleagues NC architects to prepare a scheme which reflects the high-quality development […]

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Swindon Borough Local Plan Review 2036: Emerging Strategies Public 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 […]

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Public Exhibition for Proposed Development at East Hanney

Impact Planning Services organised and attended a public exhibition on Friday 9th August in association with Hills Homes, for members of the public to meet the consultant team to comment and discuss the proposed development at East Hanney. The proposal for 26 dwellings will form a mix of terrace, semi-detached and detached dwellings. The scheme […]

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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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