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Solihull Local Plan Review: Update

A revised timetable for publication of the Submission Draft version of the Solihull Local Plan Review is being put to Solihull’s Cabinet for their consideration on Thursday 7th December 2017. The Council’s previous timetable has slipped and the following is now proposed: Summer/autumn 2018 - publication of Submission Draft (for consultation) Winter 2018/19 - Submission of Local Plan to Secretary...

Coventry Local Plan and Coventry City Centre Action Plan Update

The Planning Inspector’s final reports on the Examination of the Coventry Local Plan and Coventry City Council City Centre Area Action Plan (CCAAP) have been received by the Council and have concluded that the plans are sound and legally compliant provided that a number of main modifications are made.  Reports recommending adoption of the CCAAP alongside the Local Plan, in...

Success against Enforcement Action in Sutton Coldfield

Success against Enforcement Action in Sutton Coldfield

We are delighted to report we have been instrumental in securing the withdrawal of an Enforcement Notice, in the Four Oaks Conservation Area in Sutton Coldfield, on behalf of a client who had erected a boundary fence to his property. Before Tyler Parkes’ involvement, the Council had requested the homeowner make a retrospective planning application for the retention of the...

Appeal won and costs awarded for three new dwellings in Green Belt village

Appeal won and costs awarded for three new dwellings in Green Belt village

This application for three dwellings proposed near Lapworth railway station had been refused in February 2017 on the basis the site was in the Green Belt and there was no financial contribution proposed for open space in the village.  Warwick District Council refused this application despite the fact the then-emerging Local Plan allocated the site for housing, and at the...

Two New Dwellings approved in Kingswood

Two New Dwellings approved in Kingswood

Warwick District Council has just granted us planning permission for the construction of two detached dwellings to the rear of an existing dwelling on Old Warwick Road within the village of Kingswood, Lapworth. Ritchie and Ritchie Architects designed the scheme. The site covers the rear most garden section of an existing dwelling. The proposed two 5-bedroom dwellings would be of...

Community Infrastructure Levy Update - Stratford and Warwick

Stratford on Avon District Council Stratford-on-Avon District Council is proposing to adopt its Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule at the Full Council Meeting on 11th December and will be implementing the new charges early in the New Year. The Submission Charging Schedule was subject to Public Examination in September 2016, and the Examiner’s report was received on 4 September...

New Dwelling approved in Knowle

New Dwelling approved in Knowle

We are delighted to have obtained planning permission for a new detached house in the rear garden of an existing property on Warwick Road in Knowle, Solihull. We advised the client from the start of the process about the development opportunities for her garden and took her through the process from the pre-application stage to obtaining planning permission and provided...

Dudley removes the need for Planning Permission for some Householder Extensions

Dudley removes the need for Planning Permission for some Householder Extensions

On the 2nd October 2017 Dudley MB Council introduced a Local Development Order (LDO) for householder extensions. This LDO permits homeowners to extend their properties without needing full planning permission for certain types of properties and proposals within specified areas of the Borough.  These are in addition to the permitted development rights set nationally by the General Permitted Development Order....

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