Certificates of Lawful Development

Once unauthorised development has existed for a certain period of time, an owner/occupier can apply to the Local Planning Authority for a Certificate of Lawful Development (CLD). Anna Russell-Knee explains more in this article.

Conversion of Agricultural Buildings into Dwellings

The Government is making it easier to convert agricultural buildings into residential dwellings. It has introduced amendments to the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (‘the GPDO’), in respect of the permitted change of use from agricultural buildings to dwellinghouses. From 6th April 2018, up to five dwellinghouses can be created through the use of Class Q of Part 3 of Schedule 2 of the GPDO, in an attempt to boost the supply of housing in rural areas. (Previously, a maximum of three dwellinghouses could be created). Within the amendments, the Government has introduced two types of dwellinghouse;…

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Welcome Fiona

We are delighted to welcome and introduce our newest member of the team, Fiona Bradley – our Planning and Enforcement Manager. Fiona joined us in February, having spent 20 years in Local Government; with much of that time managing a development management team. To read more about Fiona, and to meet the rest of the LSR team, please go to our meet the team page.

Appearance in the Guardian – Full Article

For anyone who missed it, LSR appeared in Saturday’s Guardian! Click here to view our article.

Appearance in the Guardian

LSR will be appearing in the Guardian Supplement tomorrow. Look out for us in the Home & Garden section!

Within Reason

Local Planning Authorities must provide reasons for their decisions, whether those decisions are taken by committee or by delegated officers. Here is an article by our Partner, Anna Russell-Knee, which explains the duty to give reasons.

Congratulations Ella

Congratulations to our Legal Executive, Ella, on the birth of her son, Jagger. All of the LSR team were incredibly happy to hear this news, and we wish Ella and her family well.

Welcome Tracey

We are pleased to introduce our Legal Assistant, Tracey Hind. Tracey joined the LSR team in October 2017, following many years’ service as a police officer in the Metropolitan police. To read more about Tracey, and to meet the rest of the LSR team, please go to our meet the team page.

Welcome To Our New Blog Page

The team at LSR is very pleased to welcome you to our blog page. We believe that communication with our clients is of paramount importance, which is why we will regularly post industry news and updates on this page, as well as company updates to keep you abreast with all of the latest news. Bookmark this page or check back here regularly to find out the latest from both within LSR and the wider industry.