Town And Country Planning In The United Kingdom

U-turn made: Mole Valley District Council has apologised for confusion over the demolition of the Royal Oak

Council's U-turn as demolition of pub did need planning permission

By Georgina Townshend

Mole Valley District Council (MVDC) has apologised and said "lessons have been learnt" after it became "confused" as to whether planning permission was required for the demolition of a pub in Leatherhead - which campaigners described...

Advice on noise impact ruling changes


Advice on noise impact ruling changes

By Poppleston Allen

Readers will be aware of the recent announcement to amend Class O (changing offices to dwellings) of the Town & Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 2015, which will come into effect on 6 April 2016.

Community pub the Seven Stars is set to become a Morrisons


Protest planned outside Marston's head office to save pub from Morrisons

By Emily Sutherland

Campaigners fighting to stop Sedgley’s Seven Stars from being turned into a Morrisons are facing bitter disappointment after the planning inspectorate overturned Dudley council’s original decision not to grant planning permission to the supermarket giant.

Pubs make up 36% of all the assets listed

Pubs most common type of community asset

By Ellie Bothwell

Pubs are by far the most common type of community assets registered by councils, making up more than a third of the total listed, according to new research.

The Old White Bear in Hampstead, London is ACV-listed

Hampstead pub campaigners celebrate after conversion refusal

By Ellie Bothwell

Campaigners out to save the Old White Bear in Hampstead, north-west London, are celebrating after Camden Council refused to give permission to convert the pub, which is listed as an asset of community value (ACV), into a six-bedroom house.

BISL: welcomed changes

Cautious welcome for planning shake-up

By John Harrington

Business in Sport and Leisure welcomes the plan to streamline, but is concerned that new hurdles may be added to the process.