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James Cain - Solicitor, Coles Miller

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.

James Cain - Solicitor, Coles MillerDevelopers planning to build in flood risk areas could be more likely to face extra Community Infrastructure Levy charges, warn solicitors Coles Miller.

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.

James Cain - Solicitor, Coles Miller

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.

James Cain - Solicitor, Coles Miller

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.

planning consultant James CainDevelopers appealing against refusal of planning permission will need to act more swiftly under new rules coming into force next month, report planning solicitors Coles Miller.

From October 1, appellants will have to provide the full statement of case when they lodge their appeals to the Planning Inspectorate.

James Cain - Solicitor, Coles MillerGrowing numbers of developers are being hit by the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) imposed by local authorities, warn planning solicitors Coles Miller.

Local authorities are increasingly looking for alternative sources of revenue as central government freezes the amount they are allowed to raise in Council Tax.


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