The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) was a huge burden to self builders, so it is important to know why it was introduced and how to ensure you are exempt
A detailed guide to planning consultants. Includes what planning consultants do, when you might need one, how to find a good one and more
While there are obvious benefits to living in a national park, area of outstanding natural beauty or conservation area, obtaining planning for a building project in one comes with its own complexities
Notorious for holding up projects for months and demanding fancy new accommodation, bats need consideration during most projects. Jason Orme explains the process and how to minimise disruption
There are a couple of key rules you need to be aware of to stay on the right side of the law when creating an annexe, says planning consultant Ken Dijksman
We explain the implications of designing a home in a conservation area and how to carefully plan your application
Permitted Development Rights have been subject to new regulations as of 30 May 2019, but what impact will these changes have on renovators and extenders?
Changes to planning law have sparked fears of a free-for-all when it comes to barn conversions, but, as Jason Orme reports, there’s more to it than meets the eye
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