Coles Miller planning consultants are helping developers poised to benefit from a proposed relaxation of rules governing building in National Parks.
Planning Minister Nick Boles is suggesting that empty barns and other redundant farm buildings could be converted into new homes without the need to apply for permission.
Stalemate in the national debate over who pays for anti-flood measures could prompt local authorities to take matters into their own hands and pass some of the cost on to developers, it is feared.
Getting planning permission for wind turbines will become harder as the best sites get snapped up, warn solicitors Coles Miller.
Smaller schemes are likely to be the way forward following public concerns over large scale wind farms, says the firm’s specialist planning team.
Coles Miller Solicitors have won a planning appeal in the New Forest National Park helping a family living in a static caravan to get permission for a new two-storey home.
Coles Miller assisted the family owners of Greenhill Farm Caravan & Camping Park with their appeal after officials refused to let them build a new family home at the site.
From October 1, appellants will have to provide the full statement of case when they lodge their appeals to the Planning Inspectorate.
Local authorities are increasingly looking for alternative sources of revenue as central government freezes the amount they are allowed to raise in Council Tax.