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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.

5 Amazing Eco-Homes in the UK

In the UK, eco-homes are becoming more and more popular. There are now countless ways to integrate sustainable living into your environment from the ground up - and from sustainable communities to eco-timber cabins, there are a number of options to choose...

How To Obtain Planning Permission In Kent

Image by Véronique Pagnier Planning permission is a ticklish issue anywhere in the UK, but adding to the confusion is the fact that each local authority has a slightly different approach to handling the most important issues. All the details...

Extension of Affordable Homes Project from 2015 to 2018

Increasing the amount of affordable housing in the UK is of prime importance for the current government. The supply of affordable housing has been at a minimum since the global economic downturn, but since 2011 the government has implemented an Affordable...

New South East Sea Defence Scheme Receives Planning Consent

New sea defences on the South East coast between Clacton and Holland have reached a significant landmark recently, as planning permission has been granted for the £36 million project. The sea defence scheme has been welcomed by local communities and...

Good Cities Better Lives: New Book by Renowned Urbanist Peter Hall Suggests We Dont Build Enough in Britain

Peter Hall is a celebrated and gifted writer and advocate of urbanism. Throughout his 60 year career, he has become one of the most celebrated planning experts in the land, and has written many influential books as well at lectured at some of the most...

The World's Biggest Infrastructure Projects

In Britain we have a proud history of developing some of the world's biggest infrastructure projects. The planned HS2 route from London to the north of England is just one example of this - the planning bill for the $70bn project has recently been...

How to Obtain Planning Permission

In the UK, planning permission is required in a number of different circumstances in order to be able to build on or change the use of land. How to obtain planning permission differs from place to place, but since 1st July 1948, any new development as...

How Will the 24 Hour Tube Access Affect House Prices?

As has recently been announced, many tube lines in London will soon be operated on a 24 hour basis. We’ve all been there - hours spent in the early morning on packed night buses with no end or destination in sight. This may soon however be a thing of...

5 Things to do in Kent this Christmas

Kent is a great place to live and work. The range of environments, landscapes and activities on offer is second to none - and this is especially true during the festive season. In this infographic, we've put together 5 things to do in Kent this...

Compulsory Purchase System Reform Following Hybrid Bill

According to a recent article in Farming UK , there is an immediate necessity to see the compulsory purchase system reformed following the first reading of the High Speed 2 Hybrid Bill. Previously on this blog we have written about how this record...

5 Ways to Pay for Care Home Fees

When it comes to nursing care fee payment and knowing how best to go about paying for care home fees, it’s important you are aware of all the facts and have the right knowledge at your disposal. It can be a difficult area to deal with and there are...

High Speed 2: Record Breaking Planning Bill Goes Before Parliament

HS2, the government backed plan to link Birmingham and London by a brand new high speed rail link today progressed a step closer, as the decision was made to take the bill before parliament. It will be the UK’s biggest ever bill – at 49,814...

10 Things to Consider When Getting Self Build Planning Permission

Getting self-build planning permission has become increasingly popular in recent years, as people are forging their own way in the property market, buying land and imprinting their creativity in to their homes. There are some amazing self-build properties...

Breach of Condition - How Does it Work?

A breach of condition is an overarching legal term relating to a wide variety of binding agreements. In terms of how it relates to you, we will in this blog post look at it from a planning point of view, and discuss what needs to be done if you have been...

Extending Planning Permission - Government Cracks Down on Land Banking

Land Banking has become popular amongst developers - sitting on land with planning permission without developing. The government are cracking down on this activity - read more here

Planning & Housing Applications - Property Infographic

The number of planning and housing applications submitted in the UK has fallen dramatically over the past ten years. The credit crunch affected the property market enormously. The proportion of new properties sold or advertised for sale went down,...

Settlement Agreements - What You Need to Know

On 29 th July 2013, the law changed to phase out compromise agreements in favour of the simpler settlement agreements. Business secretary Vince Cable had intended to make it easier for both employers and employees to agree terms if a period of work is...

20 Things You May Not Know About Kent

Kent is officially Britain’s oldest county. Here are 20 things you may not know about the garden of England…   Kent has more conservation areas than any other county in Britain   The town of Sandwich has the highest density of...

What is the Duty to Make Reasonable Adjustments for Disabled Employees?

In the UK, there are a wide range of industries and professions which require a range of skills and experience. All these industries are open to fully able-bodied employees, and only in very rare cases are physical barriers an issue within the workplace. ...

Ikea To Start Selling Flat-Pack Solar Panels

The world of home furniture and home improvement is becoming commoditised at an alarming pace – the Swedish megastore Ikea has gone a long way to help with this transition, and now they are promising to offer flat-packed solar panels for the most...

Things to Do in Chatham

Chatham is an area of great importance and prosperity in the South East of England. Officially first recorded in 880 AD, the town was established as a Royal Dockyard by Elizabeth I in 1568, and although it is now a successful business and residential...

Empty Property Rate Relief Renews Confidence in Construction Sector

From October 2013, a relief of rates on empty properties will come into force in the UK, aiming to boost confidence in the sector and grow optimism for new business and industrial projects. Under current laws, business rates are charged on non-domestic...

Amount of Housing in Green Belt Areas to Double in Coming Years

Over the weekend, it was announced by a number of media outlets in the UK that the government has planned to build more than double the amount of new homes in green belt and rural areas than first thought. In statistics released by the Campaign to Protect...

Landlords in Slough Install Up to 6,000 Extra Beds without Planning Permission

Slough Borough Council has recently become the first local authority in the country to pay for a specially adapted survey aircraft to map the location and type of resident’s buildings. A precise 3D map of everything in the Berkshire town has been...
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