June 18, 2019

Why a new housing development nearby can be good news

House being built

What would your first thoughts be if you were told that the local council has authorised a new housing estate to be built just around the corner? Annoyance, anger and frustration are perhaps the most common responses, but what if we were to tell you that new housing developments can actually have a positive impact? […]

December 10, 2018

Snap up an exciting development opportunity for 2019

Harboro Rubber Company site

Currently we have an exciting and diverse range of unique development opportunities to suit a range of time frames and budgets. Could 2019 be the year you make the property project you’ve been planning a reality? Blackthorn Lane, Oadby A not-to-be-missed opportunity has arisen to purchase land with planning permission for five substantial houses on […]

July 16, 2016

Over half of UK developers plan to increase housing construction

UK developers increase housing

More than 50 per cent of developers and builders are planning to increase housing work over the next year, according to a new survey report by Knight Frank. 56 per cent of respondents said that they were planning to recruit a greater number of skilled workers in the next three years. To boost development numbers […]

July 1, 2015

New Permitted Development Rights in England – Part 2

New planning order   Last week we told you about a new Planning order that was introduced this April. In this Blog post we will be exploring some of the benefits that you may experience following these new changes. Whilst the new changes offer great benefits to business and landowners, there is also good news […]

June 23, 2015

New Permitted Development Rights in England – Part 1

Town and Country Planning In this blog post we will be exploring the recent introduction of the new Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (england) Order 2015 (GPDO 2015) which came into force this April. Under this new order, the Government has given householders, farmers, businesses and landowners greater powers to carry out development […]

May 11, 2015

Planning & Development team support landowner to win permission for village development to meet housing need

A shortage of new homes to meet housing demand in a south Leicestershire village has helped our Planning & Development team to secure outline planning consent for nine new homes on a greenfield site. Working on behalf of the landowner, our Planning & Development team originally submitted a planning application for three homes on the […]

April 2, 2015

Changes to Affordable Housing Requirements

We handle many planning applications for landowners on small to medium sites but in recent years the affordable housing requirements (either by direct provision or financial contribution) have increasingly affected the viability of these smaller schemes. In a significant move to free up the planning system, the Government has announced that, for sites of 10 […]