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The appeal process

The appeal process At DLBP, we have a strong track record in taking applications to appeal and winning.  As planning becomes ever more politically sensitive, local authorities are more and more likely to refuse applications even where the planning case is strong and well-made.  We have established relationships with some of the [...]

DLBP’s Thoughts on the Draft NPPF

DLBP’s Thoughts on the Draft NPPF DLBP attended the National Planning Summit 2018 on Thursday 10 May at the ILEC Conference Centre in London. Topics for discussion included the review of the Community Infrastructure Levy, the Draft London Plan and also the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). We agree with Professor Christine [...]

DLBP win appeal for major housing scheme in Thornbury

DLBP win appeal for major housing scheme in Thornbury DLBP has worked on another successful appeal against a decision to refuse a major housing scheme, our second success in a year.  Please see the link to the appeal decision, and the coverage in the Planner, here: https://www.theplanner.co.uk/decision/appeal-green-light-for-‘speculative’-350-home-gloucestershire-scheme. Working with Mark Lowe QC, Julian [...]

DLBP secure permission for new building at Royal Hospital Chelsea

DLBP secure permission for new building at Royal Hospital Chelsea The Royal Hospital Chelsea is a classic institution with a rich history and architectural legacy.  Home to the Chelsea Pensioners, the Royal Hospital Chelsea supports veterans of the British Army with accommodation and comradeship. We are delighted to have secured planning permission [...]

Redefining the term ‘isolated homes in the countryside’

Redefining the term ‘isolated homes in the countryside' The Court of Appeal has granted permission to the Council to appeal a recent planning appeal regarding the meaning of ‘isolated homes in the countryside’ - Braintree DC v SSCLG [2017] EWHC 2743 (Admin). Paragraph 55 of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012) (NPPF) [...]

Permission secured for Longines Global Champions Tour, Royal Hospital Chelsea

Permission secured for Longines Global Champions Tour, Royal Hospital Chelsea We are delighted to announce that we have been granted planning permission for the annual Longines Global Champions Tour to take place on the South Grounds of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.  Global Champions Tour showcases the world’s top show-jumpers and highlights the world’s most [...]

Brownfield – the Housing Crisis Solved?

Brownfield - the Housing Crisis Solved? Dominic Lawson Bespoke Planning is part of the Gracechurch Group which has just published a report called “Brownfield - the Housing Crisis Solved?". The Gracechurch Group report shows that brownfield land cannot be the only solution to the housing crisis, based on a review of evidence from the [...]

New legislation enacted to allow planning applications

New legislation enacted to allow planning applications In July 2017, new legislation was enacted to allow planning applications for housing developments of more than 100 residential units and over 200 student bed spaces to be made directly to An Bord Pleanála - Strategic Housing Development (SHD). To deal with such SHD applications, An Bord Pleanála [...]