Primary Use – the Bedtime Story Version

The primary planning use is always the last known lawful use of the building (unless abandoned and you really don’t want to go there!) Only one of the three triggers above can alter the primary use. There is no other mechanism by which you may claim an alternative use class for a property.

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What is ‘Permitted Development’ anyway?

There is always some confusion in Planning Practice what ‘Permitted Development’ is. To the lay person development that you do not need to get a planning permission for. To the experienced practitioner it is a bit more than that. However, even to Senior Planning Officers it can be a bit…confusing.

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Southampton vs The HMO

In recent weeks we have been hearing rumour coming from our ‘friends’ at Southampton City Council.

The story followed that the City Council was actively looking to replace all HMO’s within the City with Hall of Residence Places thus squeezing out the HMO market.

If Southampton was trying to say it was not biased things were not looking good.

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