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June 17, 2020

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...

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March 15, 2022

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 s...

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May 18, 2021

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...

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February 24, 2021

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 c...

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June 18, 2020

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 bei...

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Corporate Social Responsibility

 
KEW Planning actively supports Cerebral Palsy Cymru providing pro bono planning advice for their new Head Quarters in Cardiff.
 
We also have run the Cardiff half marathon to raise funds for this amazing charity, to help pay for new equipment needed.
 
Nia Roberts volunteers for Planning Aid Wales, providing free advice to those that make enquiries.  Nia also sits on the Young Planners Committee helping promote planning within the industry with the Royal Town Planning Institute.
 
Kathryn Williams volunteers for Career Wales, providing insight for pupils looking at what skills employers need and sits on the Women in Property committee, which helps promote diversity in the property industry.  Kathryn is very enthusiastic to help raise the profile of women to break the bias on traditional work arrangements.