Swithland Homes, a client of ours, approached us at the start of 2016 about the possibility of gaining planning approval for residential development on a parcel of land in the village of Woodhouse in Leicestershire. We knew obtaining planning consent on this site would be difficult, as Woodhouse is not classified as a sustainable location […]
In today’s unpredictable economy, businesses and landlords need the ability to quickly and easily make a change of use to their commercial property.
A change of use can give you a greater choice of tenants and improved options on how your commercial property can be used.
In the UK, housing is in short supply. The government’s White Paper “Fixing our Broken Housing Market”, published in 2017, states that an estimated 240-300,000 new homes are needed per year in England “for the foreseeable future”. With such a pressing need for new homes, is now a good time to become a property developer? […]
Many people assume that projects like building an extension, porch or loft conversion will require planning permission. But that’s not always the case. You can complete all these types of schemes without planning approval because they are allowed by your permitted development rights. What is Permitted Development? These are permissions granted by Parliament to encourage […]