Approved: certificate of lawfulness to turn former paddock into garden in Bedfordshire

Central Bedfordshire Council: Pure Town Planning recently successfully obtained a certificate of lawfulness for clients at Henlow in Bedfordshire to confirm that the use of a former paddock as garden is lawful. Our client only recently acquired the land but fortunately the previous owner and a neighbour were willing to make Statutory […]

Christchurch and East Dorset propose CIL charges

Christchurch Borough Council and East Dorset District Council: This troublesome pair are at it again. Not content with adopting their joint Core Strategy at the end of last month, the partnership which we will now refer to as CHED has published a Draft Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule. In our now customary […]

Won on appeal: extension against local policy in South Downs National Park

Winchester City Council: Pure Town Planning were pleased to succeed in a tricky appeal in the South Downs National Park and gain planning consent for our clients to extend their semi-detached dwelling at Bramdean, Hampshire. Adopted local plan policy CE.23 in the Winchester City Council area (applicable both within and […]

New Forest District adopt Local Plan Part 2 and CIL

New Forest District Council: Just a quick update following last month’s post to report that the New Forest District Council has now adopted both its Local Plan Part 2 and its Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule. The Community Infrastructure Levy blanket residential rate of £80 per sqm (and zero […]

Inspector gives go ahead to Christchurch and East Dorset Core Strategy

Christchurch Borough Council and East Dorset District Council: The Inspector’s report into the Joint Core Strategy of Christchurch Borough Council and East Dorset District Council has now been published. Subject to the previously published alterations the new policies have been found sound and so the Council’s may go ahead and adopt the […]

Southampton City Council planning policy update

Southampton City Council: This week sees the hearing sessions of the joint Examination into  the City Centre Action Plan (CCAP) and Core Strategy Partial Review. Southampton’s City Centre Action Plan, which seems to have been a very long time in the making, aims to guide development in the south’s largest city centre. […]

New Forest District: the Inspector reports

New Forest District Council: The Inspector has issued his examination reports into both the Local Plan Part 2: Sites and Development Management DPD and the Community Infrastructure Levy Draft Charging Schedule at New Forest District Council. Both have been found sound subject to some modification. The Local Plan Part 2 provides some detailed Development Management […]

Purbeck District Council Community Infrastructure Levy agreed by Inspector

Purbeck District Council: The Inspector’s report on the Examination of the Purbeck District Council Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule has been published. The proposed Charging Schedule has been found sound excepting one reduction required to the residential rate for Upton. This will fall to just £10 per sqm probably the lowest residential rate […]

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