Catch up with our latest successful applications and company news, along with general updates from the world of housing, rural development and urban renewal.
On 1st August 2020, the Government introduces new permitted development rights aimed at responding to the Coronavirus and increasing the housing provision.
The change is part of the Government’s response to Coronavirus, intended both to keep the construction sector active and to keep a supply of new homes to address the country’s long-standing shortage.
Among other things, it will allow for two-storey upward expansion to blocks of flats to create new dwellings without needing planning permission, while at the same time allowing for local consideration of key planning matters.
Further, it allows Councils to hold outdoor markets without the need of planning permission and provide landowners more time to use their land to hold events.
You can view the Government’s document by clicking here.
Great Yarmouth Borough Council approved our Class Q (agricultural buildings to dwellings) application. One Planning Consultants are proud to have assisted our client in making efficient use of a former agricultural building into a residential property while contributing to the surrounding rural setting. If you wish to find out more about how can we help you with a similar scheme, please visit our Barn Conversions page.
One Planning Consultants are seeking to fill a graduate planner position to help strengthen our planning team. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a dynamic company in central Norwich. If interested, or you know anyone who is, please contact us directly for an informal chat.
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One Planning Consultants secured planning permission for various alterations and improvements to a non-designated heritage asset, adjacent to a Grade II Listed Building, within Hampstead Conservation Area in Camden.
One Planning is proud to announce that planning permission was granted for two industrial structures at Eurocentre Industrial Estate in Great Yarmouth. The scheme will help our client, which has been active in the region for 20 years, to improve the quality of their offshore energy industry services.
One Planning has successfully secured a resolution to grant outline planning permission for up to nine dwellings in Cringleford after South Norfolk Council voted in favour of the proposal to redevelop the site on Newmarket Road. The indicative layout produced by Peter Codling Architects shows an organic and informal pattern of evelopment in keeping with the surrounding pattern of development accomodating nine dwellings in a sustainable location.
The draft Greater Norwich Local Plan (GNLP), jointly produced by Broadland District, Norwich and South Norfolk Councils, is up for consultation under Regulation 18 until 16th March 2020. This gives everyone a chance to comment on the draft version of the Local Plan but also means that there is a window of opportunity for additional sites to be put forward for consideration as allocations within the GNLP. With our planning advice, you can identify land with strong development potential, and we can help you promote it through the GNLP process in order to maximise its estate value.
Check our land promotion page to find out more.
On 21 March 2019 the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government called-in the Anglia Square planning application for his own determination. The controversial scheme would include 1234 dwellings, a leisure quarter, cinema, car parks and a hotel being built on the site of the existing deteriorated Anglia Square. The main sticking point is the proposed 20 storey tower which some argue, including Historic England, that it would be ‘profoundly unsympathetic to the character of Norwich’.
The public inquiry will begin on 28 January and is expected to last four weeks during which an inspector will hear the arguments on both sides of the table before making a recommendation to the communities secretary on whether or not should the proposal be approved.
We are proud to announce that planning application was approved for a two-storey dwelling replacing a bungalow neighbouring a War Memorial in Elsenham. The Council considered that the prominent location of the site is challenging; however, the stepped design of the proposed dwelling would sit comfortably within the street scene. Please check our planning applications page for more information about planning applicaitons.
We are proud to have successfully obtained planning permission at the planning committee to provide an assessment centre for homeless people on Recorder Road off Prince of Wales Street. We worked together with St Martins Housing Association who are part of the Pathways network. Together with other organisations, they are tackling the homelessness crisis. We are glad that we had the opportunity to play a little part in their effort.
We are proud to announce that Listed Building Consent and planning permission was granted for alterations to dwelling and replacement of cart lodge in Foulsham, Norfolk. The application site includes a detached Grade II Listed dwelling.
For more information related to our heritage consultancy services, please visit our dedicated heritage online page.
Initially a mobile home or caravan, we have helped our client to demonstrate to the satisfaction of the Kings Lynn and West Norfolk council that the ‘dwelling’ on the application site has been constructed and substantially complete in excess of four years before the application was submitted and therefore complying with the ‘(four) 4 year rule’ of the certificate of lawful development requirements.
Also, Certificate of Lawfulness has been granted for change of use of agricultural land to land used for residential/domestic purposes more than ten years ago thus complying with the ’10 year rule’.
You can read more information about Certificate of Lawfulness here.
We are delighted to announce that One Planning succeeded in getting three planning applications providing four dwellings outside settlement boundaries approved by Breckland council.
£3.6bn promised for the Towns Fund which was launched earlier this year with £241m in 2020-2020 to provide a wave of investment to Britain’s regions and places, to boost growth and regenerate town centre’s high streets.
We are happy to announce that planning application was granted outside the defined settlement boundary of Besthorpe for two detached dwellings wonderfully designed by WT Design Ltd.
We are proud to have sponsored and presented R G Carter , the winner of 'Sustainability' Award, last night at the Norfolk Constructing Excellence Awards 2019. We enjoyed a remarkable night where we met many inspiring organisations and individuals from the strong sector of construction in East Anglia and beyond.
We are proud to sponsor the sustainability category at Norfolk Constructing Excellence Awards 2019 on 14th May at OPEN on Bank Plain, Norwich. One Planning & Heritage is looking forward to an inspiring night.
What a lovely weather over this weekend, ideal to spend time with the loved ones, enjoy the sunshine, and make the most of the #longweekend. Happy Easter from everyone at One Planning!
The average number of new homes built since 2005/06 needs to increase by 69% says the Commons Public Accounts Committee which followed a recent National Audit Office investigation of the “flawed” planning system and the “broken” housing market, moreover, the committee found that around 56% of the local authorities’ local plans are out-of-date.
We are proud to have successfully assisted our client through the hurdles of refused planning applications, an enforcement notice and a challenging appeal hearing.
Three appeals allowed this week, two in London and one in Oxfordshire. What a fantastic way to finish the first month of spring! One Planning & Heritage is looking forward for the next one.
Listed building consent in 31 days for structuralrepairs and other repairs to this little beauty in Harleston! With the help of Roger Adcock Architectural Design Limited, D.A. Browne and Co. Butchers will be able to use this space safely for storage after its been made structurally sound and weathertight.
Although the estimates show that there are 500,000 listed buildings in England, the exact total number of listed buildings is unknown. This is because one entry on the National Heritage List England does sometimes include several distinct units. Confusing…. Luckily, Clare Vint, our in-house Principal Heritage Planner and a Full Member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, is here to help through the intricacies of English Heritage.
We set Mark, of One Planning, the tough test of managing the co-ordination of reserved matters consents over 5 London boroughs relating to the Docklands Light Railway. He did the job amazingly well. We will carry on using his unique town planning talents."
The work you have completed for us to date has proven invaluable, al the projects you have helped us with have been highly contentious and despite lack of support from the Local Authority have all come to succesful fruition. The advice you have given us and the work you provide is a key part to the success of our team and we look forward to working with you in the future."
One Planning recently made an application for ‘change of use’ planning permission on behalf of Thalia Theatre Company, a small charity working with disabled people in Norwich, Norfolk. They were friendly, professional in approach, demystifying the planning process and obtaining a satisfactory result. At all times throughout the planning process One Planning provided updated information. On behalf of Thalia Theatre I would highly recommend One Planning as first choice for all your planning needs."