Tag Archives: Planning Appeals

One in 10 British homeowners ‘have broken planning and building restrictions’

Reports the Daily Telegraph. Based on a survey of builders and surveyors carried out for LV=home insurance many homeowners are making alterations without seeking the correct approvals and consents. This can be costly. Your local planning authority can use their enforcement powers – making you make necessary alterations, including taking down completed work, and, in some cases, leaving you with large legal costs and a hefty fine. As the Telegraph concludes this can leave you “considerably out of pocket”. Look at the extremes some will go to. Don’t let this happen to you. Call us on 01282 872570 or email Claire to find out how we can get you the approval you need. Or if you are already having problems … Continue reading

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Get Money Saving Planning Advice

Town planning is like most things in life – it is better to ask questions sooner rather than later. Countless projects waste time, effort and huge sums of money by not asking the right question at the right time. Refused permissions, planning appeals, enforcement action. Unfortunately, too many people skip this step, and pay the price later. Kirkwells offer a full pre-application advice service – we fully assess your project to see if it will get over all the key hurdles. Will it be acceptable against national planning policy? Will it meet the local councils planning policy? How does it sit with the neighbourhood plan? And all the other things you need to be aware of – Listed buildings, nature sites, … Continue reading

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Planning Rules Change to Boost Economy

A major new package of planning measures has been announced to help kick-start the UK economy. Commenting on the measures Michael Wellock, Kirkwells’ Managing Director said: “Given the state of the economy these measures have a hint of desperation about them, but now is not the time to quibble. Hopefully these measures will help to get development moving.” If a  planning problem is holding your project back get expert help call us on 01282 872570 or email. The measures include: Removing restrictions on house builders to help unlock 75 000 homes currently stalled due to sites being commercially unviable. Developers who can prove that council’s costly affordable housing requirements make the project unviable will see them removed. New legislation for Government … Continue reading

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Planning Appeals

Unfortunately things can sometimes go wrong and your planning application is refused. If this does happen Kirkwells can support you in making your planning appeal. Taking your original application we look at what went wrong and advise on the right course of action. And if we think an appeal would just be throwing good money after bad we will tell you. So if you have had a recent planning refusal and want an expert advice on making a planning appeal call: 01282 872570.

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