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 […]

Success For Planning Appeal at Linton, South Cambridge

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 […]

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 […]

Approval of Reserved Matters at Burton Hill, Malmesbury

IPS are pleased to have achieved reserved matters approval for a site at Burton Hill, Malmesbury for our clients GreenSquare Homes Ltd. IPS have been involved in the strategic planning of this site for some time, including the promotion and allocation of the site through the Neighbourhood Plan Process and the approval of outline planning […]

Revised Swindon Local Plan Review July 2021 (Regulation 19) 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 […]

Planning Committee Approval for Barn Conversions in the Green Belt

IPS is pleased to have secured full planning permission for the conversion of redundant barns in Crowhurst, Tandridge to form 2 new dwellings. The application was reported to the Tandridge District Planning Committee who approved the application in line with the officers’ recommendation IPS co-ordinated the project team, carefully considering the constraints and opportunities of […]

Designing for Change: EV Usage

Our Associate Planner, Robert Wilson attended a conference run by PDQ, regarding the increase in electrical vehicle usage and promotion and the implications that this could have for planning policies and design moving forward. This will have implications for all forms of new development in the future and more imminently over the next 7 or […]

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