July 6, 2018

Why farmland owners must get planning permission before selling

UK farmland

Farmland is continuing its upwards trajectory in value. With a widely reported housing shortage and pressures on councils and developers to do something about it, there perhaps hasn’t been a better time to sell farmland. In Leicestershire, council bosses have been told that 150,000 new homes need to be built in Leicestershire by 2050. Some […]

March 16, 2017

Planning permission granted for 40 new houses in Little Bowden

Market Harborough market hall sunshine

New houses in Little Bowden   #The demand for housing in the Harborough district has long been spoken about and it has shown little sign of slowing down. To meet the growing demand for property, Harborough council has a target of 475 homes to be built each year. The latest planning permission to be granted […]

May 16, 2016

Tackling the housing shortage

new housing scheme

UK housing shortage A brand new housing scheme will see 45,000 builders trained by 2019 in order to tackle the UK housing shortage. This £2.7m initiative was announced by the Construction Industry Training Board and Home Builders Federation. The latest figures show that 181,000 new homes were built last year up 25% year on year with the largest companies […]

January 21, 2016

Current Vacancy- Town Planner

Vacancy for town planner We are looking for an enthusiastic town planner to join our multi-disciplined practice operating in the East Midlands and East Anglia, assisting with a broad range of planning projects. The successful candidate will be self-assured and confident and expect to work within the Planning team and directly with clients, quickly forming […]

November 16, 2015

Home of the Week – Seymour House

£1 million property planning opportunity in Burton on the Wolds We have just placed a rural property with development opportunities on the market for £1 million. Seymour House in Seymour Road, Burton on the Wolds near Loughborough, comprises a large detached house and a range of brick built barns to the rear of the property. […]

November 10, 2015

New stats reveal scale of housing shortage

Research from the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) reveals the scale of the housing shortage and how many new homes will have to be built to satisfy demand over the next decade and a half. According to the TCPA, the housing sector in England needs to build 312,000 homes every year for the next […]

November 5, 2015

Impact of new housing bill hard to judge

Generation rent to Generation buy “It is a truly historic moment that will help deliver the homes hard-working people rightly deserve, transforming generation rent into generation buy” – Brandon Lewis MP, Minister of State for Housing and Planning, 13th October 2015 On Monday 2nd November 2015 the House of Commons passed the second reading of […]

July 28, 2015

50 new homes next to golf course planned in West Northants development area

New homes in Northamptonshire We have submitted plans for 50 new homes in Staverton, Northamptonshire, adjacent to Staverton Park Golf Course. Our Planning & Development team worked closely with Staverton Parish Council and the local primary school before submitting the application, which includes allocating land to facilitate the school expansion. Our Planning experts at our […]

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 […]