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Two Billion Pound Theme Park Planned For Kent

This CG artist's impression was sent out to represent the planned theme park. A park to rival Disneyland Paris looks set to be built in Kent. The development, which will cost an estimated two billion pounds, is to be located on the Swanscombe...

Change Of Use From Agricultural To Non-Residential

We've covered some of the rules for changing use from agricultural to residential buildings , but what if you want to change use from agricultural to commercial or other non-residential purposes? There are a lot more variables involved in...

Why Does Planning Permission Lead To Such Passionate Opinions?

In recent weeks, we've seen some extremely passionate activist groups taking on the courts in an attempt to influence planning permission decisions. Lydd and Manston airport have both been in the news, as one is expanded despite environmental...

Lydd And Manston Airport Planning Storm Hits Kent

It's not often that we see a full-blown national controversy hit the world of planning law, and here's one that landed right in our backyard in Kent. This particular controversy has already made it all the way to Private Eye Magazine, making it...

Change Of Use From Agricultural To Residential

Generally, buildings for agricultural use will require planning permission if you wish to change their purpose from agricultural to residential purposes. However, changes made in May 2013 and April 2014 have allowed a little more flexibility when it comes...

Why Might Your Planning Permission Result Vary Between Different Areas?

Clearly, each planning permission case is different. Unique environmental and structural concerns apply to each house, on top of which you often have to pay close attention to your neighbours' properties to determine their easement rights or rights to...

What Happens To Empty Buildings?

Abandoned and empty buildings are increasingly common sights in Britain's cities and towns, and have proven irresistible to people with a particular mindset . This is what happens to them, along with extra information from a legal perspective. ...

Why Is Former Bond Girl Fiona Fullerton In Trouble With Her Neighbours?

Fiona Fullerton, formerly Pola Ivanova in the 1985 film A View To A Kill , has become embroiled in a minor dispute with her neighbours that has made national news – probably due to her fame. Probably better-known these days for her appearance on ...

Local Kent Airport Expansion To Go Ahead

A judge has dismissed a legal challenge to the planned expansion of Kent's Lydd airport. Lydd airport is situated close to the coast, and makes a convenient destination for passengers willing to take a train the rest of the way into London. The...

Six Great Reasons You Should Leave Those Bats Alone (Aside From The Law)

Bats are legally protected under British law, and as such destroying a bat roost in order to develop a property is a really, really bad idea . The particular property developer involved in the case linked above is in especially deep guano. Prosecutors...

Allotments Continue To Be Sold Off For Development

Concerns are growing, as allotments become increasingly rare, that the government is not doing enough to prevent allotments being developed. Despite government pledges to protect the plots, allotments are being sold in order to develop the land they're...

Councils To Help Build As Many As 10,000 Affordable Homes

The government has announced plans to make £300m available to local councils, specifically for the purposes of building as many as ten thousand affordable homes. The money, which is set to be available due to an increase in the housing revenue...

Does The UK Need A Formal Architecture Policy?

The prominent, knighted architect Sir Terry Farrell has recently made the case that the UK doesn't need a formal architecture policy . To understand this stance, it's important to know what exactly an architectural policy is, why it stands apart...

More Money, More Problems

So, it looks like you've made it. You're holed up in a prestigious postcode, your kids are in the catchment area of a fantastic school, and you rub shoulders with the rich and famous every day. Everything's going to be easy from now on, right? ...

How Could New Planning Rules For 2014 Help You?

The Planning Minister, Nick Boles, has revealed that the changes to planning rules are going to make it easier for certain changes of use to go ahead without any planning application at all. This is going to especially affect rural areas, with Boles...

What Role Did Common Sense Play In Lady Rees Mogg Planning Defeat

Lady Rees-Mogg, mother of Conservative MP David Rees-Mogg, has been defeated by a number of citizens objecting to her planning application – including her own son! We don't mean to say that Lady Rees-Mogg had no common sense in making the...

Planning For Listed Buildings Can Get Messy

Planning permission is an incredibly complicated area with hundreds of factors coming into play for each individual planning decision. When you add listed status into that mix, it's inevitably going to get messy. That's what one home-owner...

Today I Learned: Right To Light Highlights

If you've never used Reddit before, "Today I Learned" ( TIL)  is a subreddit to share interesting bits and pieces you've learned recently, which doesn't count as news or politics. Recently, we were delighted to see a TIL about a...

How To Avoid A Lose Lose Planning Situation

Recently in the news we saw the story of Helen Coughlan and Tariq Ahmed , two neighbours fighting over an extension. Plenty of people in the comments section have taken one side or the other ­– whether they think that the settlement should have...

What Is An Enforcement Notice?

An enforcement notice is a document issued by the Council to let you know that whatever you're doing on your property, you've got to stop it. If you don't stop it, you could end up facing prosecution. There are some ways in which an...

Battersea Power Station Apartments: The Future of Battersea Power Station

Since the 1930s, Battersea Power Station has been an indelible mark on the London skyline. Recognised the world over, the time has come for the disused power station to evolve – and like many projects in this part of London – renovation into...

How To Obtain Planning Permission In Rochester

Find out how to obtain planning permission in Medway, Kent, in this series of guides to Kent planning permission from KSLaw.

How To Obtain Planning Permission In Medway

Find out how to obtain planning permission in Medway, Kent, in this series of guides to Kent planning permission from KSLaw.

How To Obtain Planning Permission In Chatham

Find out how to obtain planning permission in Medway, Kent, in this series of guides to Kent planning permission from KSLaw.

How To Obtain Planning Permission In Gillingham

Find out how to obtain planning permission in Medway, Kent, in this series of guides to Kent planning permission from KSLaw.

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