Demolition, hold that wrecking ball…

September 1, 2019By Lyn JonesUpdate

We’re back in harness after our summer recess, and looking forward to whatever projects unfold for us over the next few months. Whilst we’ve seen a Brexit-related hold across much of the construction industry over the past year, we’re really hoping that some form of a resolution from the Government (lord knows which way) over … Read More

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes (to your Planning Permission)

February 27, 2019By Julie LamingHow To

Hooray you’ve secured your planning permission; it’s in the bag, and the celebrations done and dusted. You’re building out the approved scheme but now, in the immortal words of the late, great David Bowie, you want to make some “Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes”. Whether big, small, complex or straightforward, you’ll need to formalise these because your development can … Read More

Our Celebration of 5

January 2, 2019By Lyn JonesUpdate

Happy New Year! We hope your festive season was everything you wanted it to be and you’re feeling suitably braced for whatever 2019 has in store. As we kick-off into January, we’re looking forward to celebrating Planning Ventures 5th birthday this year with a whoop. We set up in 2014 with plenty of enthusiasm but … Read More

Effective Engagement – Keep Talking, Keep Listening, Keep Evolving

October 31, 2018By Lyn JonesHow To, Policy

It’s become increasingly clear in recent years that local communities are becoming more engaged in the planning process, particularly where they feel passionate about individual sites or the impact of development in their areas. This doesn’t just mean old-school NIMBYism, but more a growing desire to have some influence or control over how ‘their’ areas … Read More

The Revised NPPF – The New Planning Rulebook?

August 22, 2018By Lyn JonesBlog, Design, Policy, Update

Welcome back after that fabulous long hot summer. Whilst here at Planning Ventures we celebrate the launch of the new school year, we’re also braced for a fresh start in the Planning calendar, just as you were all escaping for your fortnight of downtime, July 24th saw the release of the long-awaited revised National Planning … Read More

HOW TO: PV’s Pre-Application Pointers

March 5, 2018By Lyn JonesApplications, Blog, How To

If you have a major or contentious proposal, you’re very likely to save time and resources in the long run if you submit a pre-application enquiry or ‘pre-app’. It can be based on the minimum of design work but enables you to engage early with a Local Planning Authority and stakeholders to establish their position … Read More