Steve Tapscott joins the Chapman Lily Planning team as Senior Planning Consultant

  We are delighted to announce that Steve Tapscott will join Chapman Lily as a Senior Planner. Steve joins the existing Chapman Lily team of Brett Spiller, Matt Holmes, Giles Moir, Sylvia Leonard and Gill Jackson as the practice continues to grow. Steve joins Chapman Lily from Purbeck District Council where he worked as Senior Read more about Steve Tapscott joins the Chapman Lily Planning team as Senior Planning Consultant[…]

Understanding how Councils make decisions

Those of you familiar with the planning process will know that Councils either make decisions on planning applications under delegated powers – when the decision is made by Officers, or the planning application is determined by the Council’s Planning Committee. It is important to understand how each Council works and the triggers and mechanisms which Read more about Understanding how Councils make decisions[…]

New Forest District Council New Local Plan Update

New Forest District Council has published a summary document of its new Draft Local Plan. At a report to the Council’s Environment and Scrutiny Panel the Council Officers set out their draft proposals for the new Local Plan, which includes suggested strategic development sites for 100 homes or more spread across the Borough. Of note, Read more about New Forest District Council New Local Plan Update[…]

Government consultation on improving housing supply (the impact on housing requirements)

The Government launched the Housing White Paper: ‘Fixing our broken housing market’, to much fanfare in February.  Whilst a welcome and frank acknowledgement of some of the barriers to housing delivery, it was short on quick fixes and big on further consultation.  A key tenet was how to streamline the local plan process and secure Read more about Government consultation on improving housing supply (the impact on housing requirements)[…]