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What changes to planning legislation and policy has the Welsh Government proposed for second homes and short-term holiday lets?

Last month, the Welsh Government’s consultation on their proposals to amend development management and planning policy in Wales ended. Views were sought on changes relating to second homes and short-term holiday lets, aiming to provide tools for local planning authorities to manage the impact of second homes within their communities.   Although holiday homes play … Continued

Online Event: An Overview of English Planning Changes 2020-21

Online Event: English Planning Review 2020-21 About this event Although 2020 was an uncertain time, the planning system still kept moving. This seminar with KEW Planning will cover the following: – The impact of Covid-19on the planning sector – An update on the planning sector and its reforms – Building Better, Building Beautiful and National … Continued

White Paper on Planning for the Future (August 2020)

On the 30th of June 2020, Boris Johnson announced the most radical reforms to the English planning system since the Second World War during his “Build, Build, Build” speech, which aimed to make it easier to build better homes where people want to live. In this article, we outline the proposed changes and provide our opinion … Continued

COVID Impact on Planning and the Property Market

Since the UK Government announced that the UK had to enter into ‘lockdown’ on 23 March there has been a dramatic impact on the planning process and the property market. This Blog sets out the independent views in relation to the impact of COVID and also outlines a number of new measures that are being … Continued

Planning and Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) in Wales

On 7 January 2019, Welsh Government made it a statutory requirement to have Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) in place to manage on-site surface water, for all construction work in Wales of 100sqm or more, whether they require planning permission or not. The SuDS must be designed and constructed in accordance with the Welsh Government … Continued