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Proposed Review of the Black Country Core Strategy

Proposed Review of the Black Country Core Strategy

The four Black Country local authorities (Dudley, Sandwell, Walsall and Wolverhampton) intend to consult on the initial Issues and Options version of the Black Country Core Strategy (BCCS) Review between 3rd July and 8th September 2017.  The BCCS was originally adopted in February 2011 and the Review will seek to plan for the area’s growth up to 2036. We shall...

Permission granted for three new dwellings in the Green Belt

Permission granted for three new dwellings in the Green Belt

We are delighted to have obtained planning permission on behalf of our client Land Development and Estates Ltd by Stratford-on-Avon’s Planning Committee for the demolition of existing buildings and their replacement with three detached residential dwellings in the Green Belt on Cut Throat Lane, approx. 1.8km to the east of Hockley Heath. The site and buildings were previously in agricultural...

Appeal won and costs awarded for barn conversion in Bradley Green, Redditch

Appeal won and costs awarded for barn conversion in Bradley Green, Redditch

We are pleased to report another successful planning appeal for a conversion from an agricultural building to a detached residential dwelling. We were also successful in winning a full award of costs from the Council.  The prior notification application was submitted to Redditch Borough Council in June 2016 under the supposed simplified ‘Class Q’ permitted development regulations which were introduced...

Warwick consults on Modification to CIL Draft Charging Schedule

Warwick consults on Modification to CIL Draft Charging Schedule

Warwick District Council is currently consulting on Modifications to the Draft Charging Schedule for the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) until Friday 16th June 2017. These modifications have been put forward by the Council to address issues arising from the Draft Charging Schedule consultation that took place between 16th January and 20th February 2017 and to address concerns raised by the...

Exciting opportunities to join our planning team

Due to the retirement of one of our senior members of staff and our growing workload, we have vacancies for permanent full-time town planners. Tyler Parkes is enjoying its 21st year of business and is one of the largest independent planning consultancies in the West Midlands.   You will be joining a busy and experienced town planning and architectural team. We...

Approval for relocation of new wedding facility at Listed Hotel

Approval for relocation of new wedding facility at Listed Hotel

We have been successful in obtaining planning permission for the relocation of a wedding gazebo within the grounds of the Grade II listed Audleys Wood Hotel in Winslade, Basingstoke on behalf of our client Hand Picked Hotels Ltd. We previously obtained permission for the gazebo but it was considered afterwards that a location closer to the listed Hotel building, further...

Success at Grade I listed Knowle Church

Success at Grade I listed Knowle Church

We have been delighted to receive confirmation that the Planning Inspectorate has agreed with our appeal, made on behalf of Knowle Parochial Church Council, and quashed an Enforcement Notice issued against GRP rainwater goods installed at the Grade I listed Knowle Parish Church. Solihull MBC issued the Enforcement Notice further to the Church suffering the theft of its lead rainwater...

Royal Assent for Neighbourhood Planning Bill

The Neighbourhood Planning Bill has received Royal Assent before Parliament and became law on 27th April 2017. The new Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 has been designed to strengthen neighbourhood planning and provides powers to the government to direct local authorities to prepare joint local plans. It would now also be possible for County Councils to prepare local plans if districts...

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