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Boost for Property Market as Rate of Approved Mortgages Rises

There has been good news of late for those involved in the property industry or wanting to enter into purchasing a mortgage. It has been announced that in May there was a 24% increase in the number of house purchase mortgages approved. Year on year the...

Worlds Biggest Off Shore Windfarm Approved

In a recent development intended to showcase British investment in green energy, development consent has been granted for the world’s biggest off-shore wind farm off the coast of Lincolnshire and Norfolk. The planning inspectorate for the development...

Cost of Purchasing Property in Remote Areas Drops

According to a recent survey as reported in the Sunday Times, the cost of truly ‘getting away’ from it all has dropped in recent years, as people are escaping to the country less and favouring rural locations with facilities, amenities and...

Change of Use Alterations: Changes to Permitted Development Rights

In a bid to promote growth in British towns and centres, the government have opted to allow office space to be altered without planning permission – this includes being able to change office space into residential accommodation. It’s a...

5 Ways to Improve your Home under Permitted Development Rights

Permitted Development Rights are a great way of adding to or extending your home under the original terms of the build. There are a number of requirements to fulfil, however as long as you stick to some of the rules laid out it’s likely that...

How Long Does The Planning Process Take?

Applying for planning permission may seem like a daunting task at the best of times. There is a perceived difficulty on how you should go about applying for permission, but it need not necessarily be as difficult as you think. There are many planning lawyers...

Planning Permission Processes Around The World

With building development and planning growth in many places around the world expanding at an alarming pace, it’s inevitable that different regions and countries will have their own laws, processes and regulations that planners and construction...

What is a Certificate of Lawfulness?

There are certain types of development which homeowners can complete lawfully without the need for planning permission. In simple terms, a Certificate of Lawfulness is formal confirmation that planning permission is not required for these types of...

When Can You Object to a Planning Application?

When a planning application gets submitted, your local council are generally obliged to notify neighbours and those who might be affected by the proposed development. In addition, you can find out about all planning applications on your council’s...

Applying for Planning Applications for your New Business Premises

If you own a small business, and you are building your own premises or relocating, you will need to find out about any relevant planning permissions or change of use agreements that need to be obtained. For businesses, this brings about its own set of...

What the New Planning Laws Mean for Your Home

It was announced at the end of 2012 that the British Government will consult on allowing people, for a three year period, to build larger extensions on houses whilst enabling them at the same time to get planning officers, in the words of George Osborne ,...

East Kent Regeneration What The Development Means For You

There has been exciting planning news recently for East Kent, as blueprints are being constructed for a multi-million pound redevelopment to help the county’s recession hit area. There has been a need for a ‘creative’ solution to the...
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