CAMRA ramps up fight over pubs converted to stores

The Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) has stepped up its efforts to change the planning regime which it claims is currently allowing the nation’s major supermarket chains and developers an easy way of converting pubs into supermarkets and convenience stores. According to CAMRA more than 200 pubs across Britain have been converted into supermarkets since […]

New Permitted Development Rights

Permitted development proposals out for consultation A consultation on proposals to increase permitted development (PD) rights for extensions to houses and business premises in non-protected areas in England has been launched by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG). These proposed amendments to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 are […]

Homeowners guide to Building regs

Homeowner’s guide to Submitting a Building Regulations Application I find that the majority of our clients are fully aware of what ‘Planning Permission’ is and even to the extent of having detailed knowledge of what can be done under Permitted Development. However, many are ‘aware’ of building regulations or heard the name mentioned without knowing […]