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New Local Plan for Eden District Council is Adopted

October 2018 News Planning

On the 11th October 2018, Eden District Council approved the adoption of Eden Local Plan 2014-2032. This is the main planning policy document that will be used to determine…

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New Local Plan for Eden District Council is Adopted

October 2018 Planning

On the 11th October 2018, Eden District Council approved the adoption of Eden Local Plan 2014-2032. This is the main planning policy document that will be used to determine planning applications in the District over the next 14 years.

The Council has been working on its Local Plan, since early 2013 and first submitted it to the Planning Inspectorate for approval in December 2015. Since then it has been through several public hearings and it has gone through a series of modifications.

The main focus for development will continue to be Penrith; however, there are now more opportunities for small-scale development in the villages.

Please get in touch to discuss any potential development projects, call 01768 890140 or email us at planning@pfk.co.uk.

Revised National Planning Policy Framework Published

July 2018 News Planning

On Thursday 24 July 2018, the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published by the Government. This is the first revision of the NPPF since it was first published…

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Revised National Planning Policy Framework Published

July 2018 Planning

On Thursday 24 July 2018, the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was published by the Government. This is the first revision of the NPPF since it was first published in 2012. The document sets out the Government’s planning policies for England.

This revised document introduces a number of reforms, which were first introduced in the Housing White Paper, published in 2017.

The revised NPPF places particular focus on:

  • The delivery of new homes, which includes the introduction of an annual Housing Delivery Test;
  • The promotion of high quality design and places;
  •  A greater level of protection for the natural environment.

Secretary of State for Communities, Rt Hon James Brokenshire MP has said:

“Fundamental to building the homes our country needs is ensuring that our planning system is fit for the future. This revised planning framework sets out our vision of a planning system that delivers the homes we need. I am clear that quantity must never compromise the quality of what is built, and this is reflected in the new rules”.

Please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss how this revised document may influence your development project, call 01768 890140 or email us at planning@pfk.co.uk.

New housing minister announced

April 2018 News Planning

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that James Brokenshire, MP for Old Bexley & Sidcup, will be the new housing secretary, as Sajid Javid becomes the new Home Secretary following…

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New housing minister announced

April 2018 Planning

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that James Brokenshire, MP for Old Bexley & Sidcup, will be the new housing secretary, as Sajid Javid becomes the new Home Secretary following the resignation of Amber Rudd.

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New Class Q permitted development rights

April 2018 News Planning

The Government has introduced changes to permitted development rights, allowing the conversion of agricultural buildings to residential dwellings. These changes came into effect on 6 April 2018. Housing minister Dominic…

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New Class Q permitted development rights

April 2018 Planning

The Government has introduced changes to permitted development rights, allowing the conversion of agricultural buildings to residential dwellings. These changes came into effect on 6 April 2018.

Housing minister Dominic Raab stated that the measures would give rural communities “more options to convert agricultural buildings into family homes to better meet local housing needs”.

The existing permitted development rights to convert agricultural buildings to homes, set out in the Class Q permitted development rights, have been amended to increase the number of homes permitted within an established agricultural unit from three to five. Under these new provisions, it is now possible to provide up to three ‘larger’ dwellings with a maximum floorspace of 465m² per units and up to a further two smaller units, each of the smaller units must not exceed 100m².

Draft revised national planning policy framework

March 2018 News Planning

The government has published its long-awaited draft revision of the national planning policy framework (NPPF). This consolidates a series of proposals that have been made in the last two…

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Draft revised national planning policy framework

March 2018 Planning

The government has published its long-awaited draft revision of the national planning policy framework (NPPF). This consolidates a series of proposals that have been made in the last two and half years, and which have been included in various consultation documents.

The launch of the draft revised NPPF, which has the potential to affect a range of local development proposals, was accompanied by the release of a number of supporting documents, government responses, and further consultations which are due to close on 10 May 2018.

South Lakeland development management DPD Submitted for examination

February 2018 News Planning

South Lakeland District Council submitted their development management development plan document (DPD) for examination on 28 February 2018. The planning inspectorate has appointed Philip Lewis BA (Hons) MA MRTPI to…

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South Lakeland development management DPD Submitted for examination

February 2018 Planning

South Lakeland District Council submitted their development management development plan document (DPD) for examination on 28 February 2018. The planning inspectorate has appointed Philip Lewis BA (Hons) MA MRTPI to conduct the examination into whether the document is sound.

A joint examination will be held with the Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty DPD which was also submitted by South Lakeland District Council on 28 February 2018, and will include public hearings, details of which have not yet been published.

Planning application on land at Stoneybeck

February 2018 News Planning

On 27 October 2017 PFK submitted an outline planning application for the creation of an employment site for B1 (Business), B2 (General Industry) and B8 (Storage and Distribution) uses on…

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Planning application on land at Stoneybeck

February 2018 Planning

On 27 October 2017 PFK submitted an outline planning application for the creation of an employment site for B1 (Business), B2 (General Industry) and B8 (Storage and Distribution) uses on land at the junction of the A6 and B5035 (Stoneybeck Roundabout), Penrith. The application sought approval for access however all other matters are reserved.

During the consultation process for the planning application, the council was notified that the Secretary of State may have an interest in the application. The Secretary of State has been contacted by the Council in relation to this planning application and they have been provided with notification that the Council intend to approve the planning application.

The application went before members of Eden District Council with a recommendation for approval and on the 15 February the application was debated at planning committee with the resultant decision being that the application was unanimously approved by Eden district council. However, the council will wait for confirmation from the Secretary of State that they do not have the intention of calling the application in, to enable the final release of the decision notice.

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