We are delighted to announce that Sylvia Leonard has joined Chapman Lily as a Senior Planner. Sylvia joins the existing Chapman Lily Team of Brett Spiller, Matt Holmes and Giles Moir as the practice continues to grow. Sylvia joins Chapman Lily from Purbeck District Council where she worked as a Principal Planning Officer in Development Read more about Sylvia Leonard joins the Chapman Lily Planning team as Senior Planning Consultant[…]
The Governments Housing White Paper already feels like a distant memory, but its ambition to increase the rate of house building is beginning to gain traction. Higher densities are encouraged on brownfield sites that are well located to shops, services, education, employment and leisure opportunities; albeit design and amenity remain key considerations. By means of Read more about Housing White Paper in action[…]
The emerging Housing Allocations Plan has reached a key milestone, with the Council resolving to publish a draft plan setting out its preferred sites for development. The objectives of the Plan are threefold, to: Ensure that defined settlement boundaries truly reflect the extent of the built-up areas; To help demonstrate a rolling 5-year supply of Read more about Wiltshire Housing Allocations Plan gains momentum[…]
Purbeck District Council have adopted the Lytchett Matravers Neighbour Plan. The Neighbourhood Plan now forms part of the Council’s Development Plan against which proposals for new development will be assessed. If you would like to know how the newly adopted neighbourhood plan may impact upon your development proposal please contact Chapman Lily Planning.
A recent change in legislation has meant that it is no longer possible to change the use of a public house or demolish a public house without securing formal planning permission. The change in legislation is designed to give public houses more protection. The implication of this change is that Permitted Development Rights can no Read more about Public Houses and changes of use[…]
Chapman Lily Planning were pleased to speak at the recent Carbon Green Consulting (www.carbongc.co.uk) seminar. Giles Moir from Chapman Lily delivered a presentation on the five year housing land supply, what Councils are required to do, how Councils are performing and what happens where a Councils is unable to demonstrate a 5 year housing land supply. Read more about Five year housing land supply – the requirements and how Councils are performing[…]