Government provides an insight as to how ‘permissions in principle’ and ‘technical details consents’ might operate and invites comment

The government has published a consultation on the technical implementation of the changes to the planning system which are proposed through the Housing and Planning Bill. The consultation provides an insight as to how ‘permissions in principle’ and ‘technical details consents’ may operate, which are intended to largely replace current applications for outline planning permission. Sites will be Read more about Government provides an insight as to how ‘permissions in principle’ and ‘technical details consents’ might operate and invites comment[…]

Government publishes draft guidance on Self-build and Custom Housebuilding

On 1 April 2016 the statutory requirement to maintain a register of all persons and associations interested in acquiring serviced building plots under the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act 2015 will come into force.  In advance of this the Government has published its draft planning guidance setting out the role of local authorities, eligibility to join the register, and also Read more about Government publishes draft guidance on Self-build and Custom Housebuilding[…]

Residential gardens outside built-up areas to be regarded as brownfield land

A landmark judgement has been made in the High Court in the case of Dartford Borough Council v Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government (CO/4129/2015), which has clarified the definition of previously developed land as set out in the NPPF. The ruling states that only residential gardens within the “built-up area” are to be exempt from the definition, whereas Read more about Residential gardens outside built-up areas to be regarded as brownfield land[…]