Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill May 2022

Summary of the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill May 2022 – Robert Wilson MSc (Dist) BA (Hons) MRTPI Introduction The Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill (LU&RB), was given its first reading on 11th May 2022. It incorporates some of the proposals for planning reform outlined in the earlier Planning for the Future White Paper (August […]

CLEUD Certificate Issued for Dwelling in Cotswold District

IPS has successfully secured a CLEUD (Certificate of Lawful Existing Use) for an existing residential property, the Lambing Shed in Cheltenham Borough. IPS was instructed to respond to the comments raised following the Applicants submission of an application for a Certificate of Lawful Existing Use. Planning permission was granted under reference 14/05642/FUL for the conversion […]

Planning reform update March 2022

The government is considering dropped plans to introduce a standalone planning bill. Commentators believe it is now looking at a more incremental approach to changing the planning system, with a new infrastructure levy among the few surviving key proposals from the 2020 white paper. Michael Gove attended a private meeting week commencing 28th February 2022 […]

Success For Planning Appeal at Linton

IPS were pleased to secure planning approval at appeal, for the discharge of conditions at a site in Bartlow Road, Linton for our client Abbey Developments Ltd. This resulted in the discharge of the remaining conditions precedent and thus the commencement of the development on site, earlier in October, had been lawful and the development […]

Seasons Greetings from IPS

2021 has been a difficult and challenging year for all of us and we would like to take this opportunity to thank both our colleagues and clients for your support. All at IPS wish you a safe and merry Christmas, and best wishes for a healthy and happy  2022!   Please note our offices will […]

Success Securing the Lawful Implementation of Residential Development in Pembrokeshire

IPS were instructed on behalf of our clients, to submit a Section 191 application for a Certificate of Lawful Existing Development (CLEUD) confirming that the commencement of residential development on the site at Barley Park, Begelly, Pembrokeshire was lawful. This would enable the client to complete their sale of the land and completion of much […]

10% biodiversity net gain: it’s coming …

Sustainable development sits high on the political agenda which makes improving biodiversity a key driver for developers, land owners and local planning authorities alike. Biodiversity Net Gain (BNG) is an approach used to improve a sites biodiversity value. Once applied, on completion, a site will have a positive ecological impact, delivering improvements through habitat creation […]

Join Our Team – Senior Planner Vacancy

We are currently looking for a Senior level planner to join our team in Swindon. Due to our expanding workload, we have an exciting vacancy for a new team member to join our small, experienced and friendly team. We work on a broad range of planning projects, delivering different types and scales of development with […]

Project Update: Dairy Shed Conversion

IPS are were pleased to visit the completed conversion scheme at The Dairy Shed, Bagendon this month. Impact Planning Services assisted our clients, in achieving a planning consent for the conversion of a Dairy Shed to form a single residential dwelling. The practice project managed this application, submitted a robust planning argument overcoming potential objections […]

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