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Brent serves more Planning Enforcement Notices than any other council in England

Brent serves more Planning Enforcement Notices than any other council in England

In the last quarter of 2019, councils in England served 987 Planning Enforcement Notices, Of these, 429 (44%) were served by the London boroughs. Brent Council served 62 Notices, more than any other council in England. Brent is our busiest borough for enforcement appeals. We help homeowners

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Barnet served more planning enforcement notices than any other council in 2019

Barnet served more planning enforcement notices than any other council in 2019

Just Planning is an appeal specialist and we appeal dozens of planning Enforcement Notices every year. Barnet is one of our busiest council areas and government figures have revealed that they issued Enforcement Notices than any other council in England in 2019. There were 3,989 Enforcement Notices

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New permitted development right to add two extra floors to blocks of flats

New permitted development right to add two extra floors to blocks of flats

The government has introduced a new permitted development right allowing developers to add two extra floors to detached blocks of flats. The new permitted development right comes into force on the 1 August 2020 and is set out as Class A, Part 20, Schedule 2 of the

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A rash of recent planning appeal results in Redbridge

A rash of recent planning appeal results in Redbridge

A rash of recent planning appeal results in Redbridge Just Planning has won a number of planning appeals in the London Borough of Redbridge in 2019. Redbridge has been taking a fairly strict approach to double-storey side extensions in particular (recently refusing permission for one because they

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Are Pre-Apps Pointless?

Are Pre-Apps Pointless?

Are Pre-Apps Pointless? Councils have been promoting their pre-application services in recent years because they can now charge for them and they are a valued source of income (planning application fees are otherwise set nationally and only cover an estimated 50% of the cost of running a

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What to do when your permitted development rights have been removed by condition

What to do when your permitted development rights have been removed by condition

What to do when your permitted development rights have been removed by condition How can a planning condition remove your permitted development rights? When planning permission was first granted to build your house, the council may have imposed a planning condition removing your permitted development rights, so

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The London boroughs of Hillingdon, Greenwich & Richmond feature highly in our recent planning appeal successes…

The London boroughs of Hillingdon, Greenwich & Richmond feature highly in our recent planning appeal successes...

The London boroughs of Hillingdon, Greenwich & Richmond feature highly in our recent planning appeal successes… We have had a number of appeal successes in June and July (see our recent successes page for a sample), and 3 London boroughs in particular have appeared several times. Top

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Is it the end of the line for office-to-resi conversions?

Is it the end of the line for office-to-resi conversions?

Is it the end of the line for office-to-resi permitted development rights? Developers should be aware that the writing appears to be on the wall for office-to-resi permitted development (PD) rights. They should be careful when committing to new projects, especially those with a time lag. By

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Planners targeting Airbnb landlords with Enforcement Notices

Planners targeting Airbnb landlords with Enforcement Notices

Planners targeting Airbnb landlords with Enforcement Notices A record number of people visiting the UK are taking advantage of cheap and flexible Airbnb rentals, as the short-lets website continues its explosive growth. However, the site’s success is creating a backlash as neighbours complain about noise and disturbance,

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Recent planning appeal successes for first floor extensions to bungalows

Recent planning appeal successes for first floor extensions to bungalows

Recent planning appeal successes for first floor extensions to bungalows Adding a second floor to a bungalow is a great way to add extra space, often doubling the floor area without increasing the footprint. Planning permission is required for a full second storey, but not necessarily for

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