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3Bs Neighbourhood Plan consultation underway

The Pre-submission Draft version of the 3Bs (Beeches, Booths and Barr) Neighbourhood Plan covering an area in the north of the Perry Barr Parish in Birmingham City Council’s area, is out for consultation until 7th February 2020. Future key milestones include independent examination, referendum (subject to a successful outcome at examination) and adoption. When ‘made’ (adopted), Neighbourhood Plans form part of the statutory development plan and policies will have significant weight in the determination of planning applications. We would be happy to assess the 3Bs Neighbourhood Plan on your behalf and make representations to seek amendments to policies if/where appropriate to promote/protect

Permissions for Henley Dental Care

We are delighted to have obtained planning permission and advertisement consent in the Henley in Arden Conservation Area for the change of use of an existing shop and house to a dental practice with associated signage. Our Client, Henley Dental Care, currently operates a successful NHS dental practice at 106 High Street but wishes to relocate to larger and more accessible premises. The relocation would allow the Practice to take on more staff and cater for more patients, and additional opening hours are proposed. The new premises would offer more downstairs space than presently available and would increase accessibility for elderly and disabled patients. On the first floor, a staff room, sta

Anniversary missed - but the legacy lives on!

It wasn’t much celebrated, which was a shame because in 1918 The Tudor Walters’ Report was published! Never heard of it? This Report’s recommendations set the standards for council house design and location for the next 90 years. It famously advocated cottage homes with front and back gardens at maximum densities. Whilst this 101 year old report may seem of only historical interest, most local government planners use the guidance virtually every day requiring minimum separation distances between new dwellings. “…Housing was to be in short terraces, spaced at 70 feet (21m)…” - does that sound familiar? And so on… “…at a density of 12 per acre (30/ha) in town or 8 per acre (20/ha) in the count

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