Permitted Development Rights: Why You Should Obtain a Dual-Use Permission

March 5, 2017By Julie LamingAdventures in Planning, Applications, Commercial, Regeneration, Residential

Do you have a commercial building or use that’s proving hard to let or do you need some flexibility of use for marketing a property? If so, it’s worth knowing that there are permitted development mechanisms available which can enable you to move with the market and make the planning system work a little bit … Read More

It’s our FIRST Anniversary!

May 29, 2015By Julie LamingAdventures in Planning, Business News

It’s time to celebrate, let’s crack open the pink fizz and eat cake – Planning Ventures is celebrating its FIRST anniversary! It’s been a year of excitement and adventure working on new schemes and working with old clients, colleagues and friends and meeting new ones. This last year has seen schemes to upgrade and expand a client’s … Read More

It’s good to talk: the benefits of the consultation process. Part 1 pre app

May 14, 2014By Julie LamingAdventures in Planning, Consultation, Stakeholder

It’s good to talk and the consultation process is an important part of the planning process, be it for a development proposal, policy production, site allocations or highways works. Consultation moves through the primary evolution of a scheme, through the determination process, discharge of conditions and obligations, through construction and to potentially even when a … Read More

DCLG consultation response confirms your local shops are under threat

April 30, 2014By Julie LamingAdventures in Planning, Policy

The Government has published its response to the consultation exercise undertaken last year, which further extends permitted development rights to change the use of shops and banks/building societies (use class A1 and A2) to residential units, the change of use of shops to banks/building societies, extended the ability to change existing retail and commercial premises … Read More