Development Opportunities Seminar with Sir Oliver Letwin MP

Chapman Lily Planning were pleased to be part of a recent seminar which saw Sir Oliver Letwin deliver the keynote speaker address. Sir Oliver Letwin’s address comes in advance of the publication of the findings into his review of the build rates of planning permissions. Sir Oliver provided an update on his review, without giving Read more about Development Opportunities Seminar with Sir Oliver Letwin MP[…]

Planning appeals taking longer

‘The Planner’ recently reported that the ‘Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has a workload crisis, leaving professionals and developers seething’.  Written representations are typically taking 24 weeks to determine, Hearings 36 weeks and Inquiries 49 weeks.   We can attest to the delays in the appeal system and the frustration caused (with no right of recourse).  Brett Spiller, Read more about Planning appeals taking longer[…]

Permission secured for conversion and extension of former pub

Chapman Lily Planning is delighted to have secured planning permission for the conversion and extension of the former Portman Hotel in Bournemouth.  Brett Spiller, Director of Chapman Lily Planning, explained “We worked closely with officers at Bournemouth Borough Council to arrive at a scheme that safeguards the future of this landmark building and bring it Read more about Permission secured for conversion and extension of former pub[…]

The advantages of community engagement

Community engagement can help to identify issues early on in the planning process and reduce conflict at the application stage.  The ideas generated can help to optimise the benefits of development projects and enhance the reputation of the development community.  Steve Tapscott, Senior Planner at Chapman Lily Planning recently hosted a public exhibition relating to Read more about The advantages of community engagement[…]

Mid-Sussex Plan moves one step closer to adoption

An independent Inspector has found the emerging Mid-Sussex District Council Local Plan sound, following two rounds of modification that have seen a significant uplift in housing numbers.  This would appear to be no mean feat in an area where neighbouring authorities have been constrained by the potential impact of vehicle exhaust emissions on the Ashdown Read more about Mid-Sussex Plan moves one step closer to adoption[…]