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Just Planning Chief Executive on LondonLive News

Just Planning Chief Executive on LondonLive News

Our Chief Executive, Martin Gaine, appeared on the LondonLive channel last week to comment on high planning application rates among London councils in particular. In discussions with the presenter, he urged people refused planning application to seek professional advice and always to consider a planning appeal. http://www.londonlive.co.uk/news/2016-03-02/planning-says-no-london-homeowners-struggle-with-approval

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Increased application fees will place an unfair burden on householders

Increased application fees will place an unfair burden on householders

Increased planning application fees unfair The government has announced plans to increase planning application fees to help plug a shortfall in Council funding. Councils indicate that fee income covers approximately 50% of the cost of running a planning department, and wider Council budgets are being cut. The

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The office to resi permitted development rights to become permanent (finally)

The office to resi permitted development rights to become permanent (finally)

The Planning Minister, Brandon Lewis, has announced what we have all been waiting for – the permitted development rights allowing offices to be converted to homes (office to resi permitted development rights) will not expiry in May next year as originally planned, but will become a permanent

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