Think Tank

The idea behind our Think Tank is to share interesting snippets of information, ideas, thoughts or simply things we find interesting. Hopefully these short articles will provide you with inspiration for your own project, or perhaps you will learn something new. Our Think Tank is updated on a regular basis, so make sure you re-visit to view our latest articles.

 

Our articles are ordered with the most recent publications at the top of the page. To help you find articles you may be interested in we have organised the articles into several categories, simply select a category you are interested in from the Topic List Filter.

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Planning: The Planning Application Process Explained
The Planning process can be a daunting and problematic task if you aren’t aware of the main steps in the sequence. Use this short guide to help navigate your Planning Application journey.
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Planning: A basic introduction to development and planning consent
The planning system can be difficult and a stressful part of your dream project. We’ve put together some helpful guides to aid the process and explain in depth some of the ins and outs of the system.
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Uncovering your Permitted Development Rights
Not all changes to your home need permission from the Local Planning Authority. Permitted development rights allow development to take place without the requirement for Planning Permission.
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CIL 03 - Following the Regulations & Common Pitfalls
We know that CIL can be a difficult and confusing process, so we’ve created a generic step by step guide to help you navigate with ease.
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CIL 02 - A Helpful Guide for Navigating the CIL Process
We know that CIL can be a difficult and confusing process, so we’ve created a generic step by step guide to help you navigate with ease.
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CIL 01 - An Introduction
CIL can be a huge burden on self-builders and developers so it’s important to understand why it’s in place, how it benefits the local area and whether you’re exempt.
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One Planet Development
The One Planet Development is a forward-thinking Welsh planning policy by the One Planet Council, a voluntary body, promoting sustainable principles to enable people to generate most of their resources from the land they own and work towards a zero-carbon lifestyle.
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Class-Q
Class Q Permitted Development was first introduced in 2014 and later updated in 2018. The legislation aims to benefit landowners, offering them a route to converting agricultural buildings into housing on their site.
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