Further permitted development changes may not happen before the General Election

  England: Over the Christmas period the Department for Communities and Local Government published its Ninth Statement of New Regulation: January to June 2015 setting out the measures it anticipates bringing forward in that period (in practice between now and the General Election in May). Absent from that list are additional changes to […]

Government introduces national 10-unit affordable housing threshold

England: On Friday (28 November 2014) the Government quietly announced the introduction of a national 10-unit affordable housing threshold. This policy was first muted in last years Autumn Statement and then consulted upon in the proposals in March. Finally now the policy comes into effect. The policy is introduced by way of a few […]

The Government wonders if we’d like more changes to permitted development rights

England: Here we go again, another consultation on changes to the planning system from the Department for Communities and Local Government. This time the Government are seeking views on a whole range of proposed measures but probably most relevant to our clients will be further possible changes to permitted development rights. […]

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 […]

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. […]

Bournemouth and Poole: where have all your empty offices gone?

Bournemouth and Poole, Dorset: I have been surprised by the lack of take up of the new permitted development right to change the use of B1 offices into C3 residential particularly in Bournemouth and Poole. Over in Southampton the applications for prior approval have been rolling in including plans to convert […]

Won on appeal: holiday let in the New Forest National Park

New Forest National Park Authority: Pure Town Planning are delighted to have won an appeal in the New Forest National Park to convert a building into a new holiday let following an appeal hearing in Lymington last month. The appeal proposal is on the lovely Red Shoot Camping Park in the […]

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