Approval of Application for Older Persons Housing in Tadley

Impact Planning Services is pleased to have secured planning permission for older person’s independent living accommodation. Following lengthy discussions with the Basingstoke and Dean Planning team the application was reported to committee with a positive recommendation for approval. The changing demographic of the UK population is focusing attention on addressing the concerns regarding the ageing […]

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Major Changes to the Use Class System Come into Force this Week

Major Changes to the Use Class System, in an attempt to revive the High Street, come into force this week. The legalisation was laid before parliament on 21st July, with the changes coming into force on 1st September 2020 with a number of significant changes to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987. […]

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New Permitted Development Rights – Building Upwards not Outwards

New rights to build upward extensions to certain buildings form a key part of the UK government’s recent reforms to the planning system with a focus on stimulating regeneration of towns and cities and delivering homes more easily as part of the response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The permitted development (PD) rights fall into two […]

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Certificate Of Lawfulness Granted for Rural Property in Wiltshire

IPS is delighted to have recently achieved a Certificate of Lawfulness establishing a rural property near Farley, Wiltshire as a permanent residential dwelling. The property is a wooden lodge which was originally permitted for use as an office, canteen and night watchman’s post for an adjacent sawmill business. This property has since been permanently resided […]

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Submission of an Application for a Veranda in Cotswold District

IPS were pleased to submit an application for a new veranda in association with a completed Dairy Shed Conversion in Bagendon, Gloucestershire this week. An application for the conversion of the former Dairy Shed, to a permanent dwelling for the Applicants was permitted in February 2018. Whilst this included development within the curtilage of the […]

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Success Defending Appeal for a New Crematorium in North Kesteven

Impact Planning Services (IPS) was commissioned by North Kesteven District Council (NKDC) in early 2019 to undertake an appraisal of a needs assessment (quantitative and qualitative) and planning statement which had been submitted by applicants seeking to develop a new crematorium at Thurlby, in Lincolnshire. This independent assessment assisted NKDC’s officers in the preparation of […]

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Virtual Planning Committees – Legislation and Implications

We previously commented on the changes to the UK planning service and the key message from the Government’s Chief Planner, pressing for creative ways to continue the planning process to support the local economy. As the Coronavirus Act 2020 received Royal Ascent a few weeks ago, new ways to continue decision making within the Local […]

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COVID-19 Adjustment and Innovation

As we all settle into some form of routine, working from home on desks in the spare room and video conference calls, we thought it prudent to reflect on the changes and challenges we are all facing in these difficult times. The key message from the Government’s Chief Planner in his letter at the end […]

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IPS Notice regarding COVID-19 Virus

  Owing to the recent acceleration of the virus within the UK, IPS would like to take the opportunity to reassure our clients, old and new, that we are working hard to minimise disruption to our work and practice and potential impact on our services to you. We are dutifully following the precautions set by […]

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New Government White Paper on Planning Reform

by Robert Wilson           New Government White Paper on Planning Reform Where next for Town and Country Planning? The Government’s Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick said in October 2019: “We are going to be bringing forward a white paper on planning reforms. We’ll have to see what happens in the coming weeks to be able […]

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