Inspector Issues Final Report on West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland Local Plan

Following a lengthy period of Examination which has entailed several rounds of further consultation on proposed modifications, Planning Inspector Paul Crysell has now published his final Report which concludes that the West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland Local Plan ‘provides an appropriate basis for the planning of the District and Borough Councils providing a number of Read more about Inspector Issues Final Report on West Dorset, Weymouth & Portland Local Plan[…]

Proposed ‘Digital Village’ linked to Bournemouth University and the Arts University of Bournemouth

The Borough of Poole has published a draft of a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for Talbot Village, which is subject to six weeks public consultation. The SPD supports the development of: A digital village of up to 25,000m2 of gross employment floor space focussed on creative and digital industries, as well as social and health care. Read more about Proposed ‘Digital Village’ linked to Bournemouth University and the Arts University of Bournemouth[…]

Matt Holmes Joins Chapman Lily Planning as Director

We are delighted to announce that Matt Holmes has joined Chapman Lily Planning as a Director. Matt joins the practice from a Bournemouth based planning consultancy where he worked on a mix of residential and commercial development projects across the country. Matt said ‘I am delighted to have joined Chapman Lily and look forward to Read more about Matt Holmes Joins Chapman Lily Planning as Director[…]

Local affordable housing thresholds

Following the land mark judgement in the Courts on 31st July 2015 which removed the Government’s 10 units (5 in rural areas) or 1000sqm threshold for delivering affordable housing (click here for more details), proposals for 10 or fewer dwellings will once again need to deliver affordable housing in accordance with the policies of the respective Development Plan. An overview Read more about Local affordable housing thresholds[…]

Small developers hit with uncertainty over affordable housing thresholds

On Friday 31st July 2015 the Courts reached a land mark judgement which resulted in the immediate deletion of several paragraphs of National Planning Practice Guidance. In the case of R (on the application of West Berkshire District Council and Reading Borough Council) v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2015] EWHC 2222 Read more about Small developers hit with uncertainty over affordable housing thresholds[…]