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HRA often looks at Planning from a building perspectve, what about trees?

Posted by on Jul 21, 2020 in general planning matters (current), News, Policy Issues

HRA often looks at planning from a building perspective but what about trees? This is an interesting article by Nicole Hillier from The Woodland Trust about protected trees and how to know which trees are protected. It describes the different types...

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Ministerial reply to Caroline Noakes on HMOs: April 2017

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017 in Policy Issues

Click below: Planning – Ministerial reply to Caroline Noakes Apr. 17(1)

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City council adopts new policy on HMO applications

Posted by on May 31, 2017 in Policy Issues

The City Council’s Cabinet has now adopted a revised Supplementary Policy Document on Houses in Multiple Occupation. Changes from the previous version are: The 10% threshold within 40 m or 10+ properties, which previously applied only to the three...

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New Permitted Development Order – now published, April 2015

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in Policy Issues

Eric Pickles has now published a new Town & Country Planning Act covering all permitted development with the conditions pertaining to each development whether extra building or a change of sue.  It’s all there in a long document, and...

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New Permitted Development Order – come into effect April 2015

Posted by on May 21, 2017 in Policy Issues

A new General Permitted Development Order (GPDO) comes into effect next week, 15 April 2015.  The UCO (Use Classes Order, 1987) provides classes of land usage, and normally, change of use between these classes is not permitted.  But the GPDO...

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