On 20th December 2021, the ‘Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities’ announced that some of the temporary permitted development rights introduced during the pandemic will be made permanent. These include pubs, cafes and restaurants being able to install movable structures such as gazebos and marques on their own land without planning permission. Councils will also be able to hold street markets except where they are on sites designated as Scheduled Monuments and
Stratford-on-Avon District Council and Warwick District Council have agreed to formally submit a request to the Secretary of State at the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities to create a South Warwickshire District Council. Following a Full Council meeting on Monday 13th December, Cllr Tony Jefferson, Leader of Stratford-on-Avon District Council said: "This is a major historic decision on the future of local government in South Warwickshire. By taking this ma
On 7th December 2021, a report considered by Lichfield District Council’s Cabinet recommended submission of the Draft Lichfield Local Plan 2040 to the Planning Inspectorate for Examination. However, the decision was deferred pending a review of the polices and proposals to ensure they accord with the Councils’ wider climate change and carbon neutral aspirations. At this stage, it is not known how long this process will take, or whether it will be necessary to undertake anot
On 7th December 2021, Birmingham City Council took the decision to adopt the Development Management in Birmingham (DMB) Development Plan Document. The DMB now forms part of the statutory local development plan for the City, in addition to the Birmingham Development Plan, adopted 2017. Policies in the DMB supersede the remaining ‘saved’ policies in the 2005 Birmingham Unitary Development Plan and provides detailed policies relevant to the determination of planning applications
We are very pleased to have secured full planning permission on behalf of our Client, Madison Construction Ltd, for the erection of new purpose-built student accommodation development in the Selly Oak area of Birmingham, on the site of a former social club and car park. The site lies near to the entrance of the main campus of the University of Birmingham. Tyler Parkes has taken the lead on all planning and architectural matters in respect of the application. The development i
We are delighted to have designed and secured planning permission for a 14-apartment development on Gaydon Road in Solihull. The site, currently a single-storey dilapidated Parish Hall and its large car park, overlooks Elmdon Nature Park and is near 2- and 3-storey residences. Our approved 3-storey designs make the most of the site, making the most of the site while ensuring the new apartments are spacious, and have excellent daylighting and open views of the nearby greenery.
Coventry City Council are currently consulting on three draft Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs). Comments are invited to be submitted by 18th January 2022. The SPDs provide more detailed advice on the delivery of policies contained within the Coventry Local Plan, adopted December 2017, and cover Energy, Open Space and Affordable Housing. It is anticipated that the Council will consult on three more SPDs in January 2022 dealing with the delivery of policies on Tall Buil