Planning

11 Nov 2020

Covid 19 - What you need to know - Government extends takeaway service

This morning (11th November), the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government Robert Jenrick announced restaurants, pubs and cafes will get automatic freedoms to provide takeaway services for another year.The relaxation anno...

07 Oct 2020

England - Use Classes Order Changes

In September 2020 changes were undertaken to the Use Classes Order.  Previously different land use attracted different classification under the Use Class Order which forms part of the Planning Permission granted for a particular building.&nbs...

18 Mar 2020

Coronavirus - What you need to know - Planning rules to be relaxed

The Government has announced that Planning rules will be relaxed so pubs and restaurants can operate as hot food takeaways during the coronavirus outbreak.Communities Secretary Rt Hon Robert Jenrick MP said:“We are committed to doing eve...

13 Nov 2018

Planning application for flats refused due to an objection by music venue

It is reported in the Bournemouth Echo that a Planning Application to convert a building into six flats has been refused and one of the factors taken into account was the representation lodged by the Academy Music Group who operate in close proxim...

06 Mar 2018

National Planning Policy Framework - and the agent of change principle

The Government has just launched a wide ranging planning consultation seeks views on the draft text for an updated National Planning Policy Framework to cover the whole country.Of significance to our sector are the proposals contained in Chapter...

11 Jan 2018

MP’s back Agent of Change Bill

At its first reading on the 10th January 2018, the House of Commons gave approval to the Planning ( Agent of Change) Bill.The proposed legislation, would require property developers to take into account pre-existing businesses, like music venues...