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Success for student accommodation in Kenilworth

Success for student accommodation in Kenilworth

Tyler Parkes is delighted to have obtained planning permission from Warwick District Council’s Planning Committee for the conversion and extension of a former restaurant building in Kenilworth to student accommodation. The application site is located on Warwick Road within the residential area of Kenilworth and immediately adjacent to the Claverdon Road Conservation Area. The scheme will provide 6 cluster apartments...

Extension to new fast-track ‘Permission in Principle’ process

The Government has announced that new measures to extend the new fast-track ‘Permission in Principle’ (PiP) process will be introduced on 1st June 2018. PiP was introduced by the Government in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 with the aim of providing a fast-track route through the planning process, in the hope of speeding up housing delivery. As well as...

Report finds brownfield sites alone cannot tackle housing crisis

A new report has found that the development of greenfield sites will still be necessary if enough homes are to be delivered to meet demand. The report looked at the sites identified on the brownfield land registers created by councils. The report, ‘Brownfield: The Housing Crisis Solved?’ by the Gracechurch Group, December 2017, considers areas with pilot brownfield registers, comparing...

Planning fees to rise by 20% this month

An increase in planning application fees in England will come into effect on 17th January 2018. Regulations to introduce the 20% increase in fees were made on 20th December 2017 and mean that local planning authorities will be able to start applying the fee increase later this month. The regulations also include the introduction of fees for applications necessary where...

Chief Planner letter advises of Government’s 2018 Planning Reforms

In his letter dated 21st December 2017, the Government’s Chief Planner, Steve Quartermain CBE, advised of the forthcoming programme of planning reform. National Policy Consultation on new policy measures alongside a draft of the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) are proposed early this year. It is intended that full guidance will be published at the same time that the...

Enforcement appeal success allows retention of Green Belt building and award of costs to Appellants

The Tyler-Parkes Partnership is delighted to announce that, following a two day Public Inquiry in November, where our Director Alan Tyler appeared as our Expert Witness, a Government Planning Inspector has varied an Enforcement Notice to allow our clients to keep their outbuilding as constructed, as well as a driveway and access. At the same time, the Inspector agreed with...

Permission granted for estate roads within the Cotswolds

Permission granted for estate roads within the Cotswolds

We are delighted with the outcome of a planning application we submitted on behalf of our clients, Farncombe Estate, who own the listed Foxhill Manor and the Fish Hotel, near Broadway in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). The application was partly retrospective, seeking permission for an existing road and a proposed new estate road. Both roads are...

Conversion of barns to dwellings approved in Green Belt

Conversion of barns to dwellings approved in Green Belt

We are delighted that Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent has been granted by Bromsgrove District Council for the conversion of a barn to two residential dwellings. The site, located within the Green Belt, comprises a number of buildings. The barn is curtilage listed, being located within the grounds of the Grade II Listed Farmhouse. The building subject to the...

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