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Government consults on changes to PD Rights

As part of the Autumn 2018 Budget, the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has announced a pr oposal to remove the current permitted development (PD) rights for telephone kiosks and to introduce new PD rights which would allow the demolition of commercial buildings and redevelopment of those sites for housing and the conversion of properties along High Streets to a number of other uses. The consultation on the proposals is open until 14th January 2019. The proposed changes are set out in detail in the published consultation paper ‘Planning Reform – Supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new homes’. The document states that the government is "seeki

Birmingham City Council opens 2019 ‘Call for Sites’

Birmingham City Council has opened a new ‘Call for Sites’ to try to identify sites suitable for residential development now and in the future which will form part of the 2019 Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA). The SHLAA is an evidence document which will help to inform the plan-making site allocation process. The ‘Call for Sites’ is open until 31st May 2019, but the Council has confirmed that sites can be submitted at any time before then. If you have any sites within Birmingham City Council’s local authority area that you consider might be suitable for residential development in the next 15 years we recommend submitting details for assessment in the SHLAA accordingly. I

Permission for new Burger King in Dudley

Tyler Parkes is delighted to have obtained planning approval for their clients, Stoford Properties Ltd., for a new Burger King restaurant/ ‘drive thru’ on a vacant plot at the Castlegate Business Park, Dudley, on the eastern edge of the town centre. The principle of the development at the site had been established by the grant of outline planning permission for A3 restaurant/takeaways and a Class A4 public house in August 2015, under which an adjacent ‘Hungry Horse’ public house, a separate Costa Coffee and a KFC unit have since been developed. During 2016 Tyler Parkes engaged in pre-application discussions with the Council in respect of detailed matters including design and visual appearanc

Permission Granted for Rural Exception Site in Cotswold AONB

Tyler Parkes is delighted to report that planning permission has been granted for the development of a rural exception site on behalf of our client, Piper Homes The proposal involves the erection of a mixture of open market and affordable housing on agricultural land in the Cotswold Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) on the edge of the village of Hillesley. The case was extremely complicated because of the site’s location in the AONB outside the village boundaries. In such situations, housing can be acceptable in exceptional circumstances and in this case, an element of open market housing was essential to cross-subsidise the provision of the 9 affordable units. The village of Hilles

Tyler Parkes Welcomes New Senior Planning Consultant

We are pleased to announce that we have strengthened our planning team with the appointment of a new Senior Planning Consultant. Nadia Sharif has joined Tyler Parkes from her previous position as a member of the Planning Group at No 5 Chambers, Birmingham. Nadia is a Member of Lincoln’s Inn and was called to the Bar in 1985. She practised as a specialist planning barrister for over 28 years (17 years at No 5 Chambers), dealing with a wide range of planning matters, including appearing at major public inquiries and Local Plan examinations. During her career at the Bar, Nadia gained broad expertise in development management and forward planning matters and has advised and represented developer

Outline Permission Secured for 7 New Homes in Sedgley

Tyler Parkes is delighted to have successfully secured Outline Planning Permission for the erection of 7 dwellings on behalf of our clients in Sedgley, Dudley. The application site is 0.37 hectare piece of previously developed land, used as a contractors yard, within an otherwise primarily residential area in a highly sustainable location. The site is fronted by a locally listed building; is covered in part by an area Tree Preservation Order; and, the rear section of the site falls within the Green Belt. Permission was sought for the residential redevelopment of the site, with access, layout and scale also to be considered, and followed early pre-application engagement with the Planning Off

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