Court of Appeal rules on the interpretation of paragraph 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework

A Court of Appeal judgement on the 17th of March has clarified how paragraph 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is to be applied. The judgement related to two appeals, one a site in Willaston and the other a site in Yoxford. In both cases the inspector had to establish whether particular policies Read more about Court of Appeal rules on the interpretation of paragraph 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework[…]

Permitted Development rights for the conversion of offices to residential use made permanent

Permitted development rights allowing for the conversion of offices (use class B1(a)) to residential use have been made permanent. Those rights were due to expire at the end of May 2016 but have been amended by the Government through the publication of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2016. As was previously the Read more about Permitted Development rights for the conversion of offices to residential use made permanent[…]

Bournemouth Community Infrastructure Levy comes into effect

Following its adoption by Bournemouth Borough Council the town’s Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) has come into effect as of the 1st of March 2016. That means that the Council will now charge CIL where applicable all developments granted planning permission from the 1st of March onwards and on appeals that have yet to be determined as of that date. The Council’s adopted charging schedule Read more about Bournemouth Community Infrastructure Levy comes into effect[…]