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.

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.

Population Explosion?

For England, the population is projected to increase by 9.0 million from 2014 to 2039. England, therefore, accounts for a large part of the overall population increase. This is 0.6 per cent higher than the projection in the previous 2012 Population Projection.