Planning applications to be streamlined

Planning applications to be streamlined

From 25 June new rules will mean only major developments, applications in designated areas and listed building consents will require Design and Access Statements. Proposals to reduce the content of Design and Access Statements, including explanations of certain specific design principles and details of access maintenance, will also be implemented. The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) published its consultation response on...

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Latest extensions – Neighbour Consultation Scheme

Latest extensions – Neighbour Consultation Scheme

LARGER HOUSE EXTENSIONS: NEIGHBOUR CONSULTATION SCHEME On 9 May 2013, secondary legislation was put before Parliament which will increase the size of single-storey rear extensions which can be built under permitted development. It will also bring into force the neighbour consultation scheme. This draft guidance is issued to provide initial information on how the scheme will work. The Householder Permitted Development: Technical Guidance will be...

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Generate Your Own Energy

Generate Your Own Energy

Generating your own energy is not an unapproachable dream anymore. Today, generating alternative energy is synonymous with the increasing environmental concerns and concerns pretty much everyone who wants to cut on spending on energy bills, but also those who want to go green. The standard for the home of the future, according to the renowned engineer Hannes Guddat, is a “passive house” as it is called, whose needs for heating,...

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