NPPF – Summary of Changes
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) was released this week; the biggest changes are the inclusion of design codes, tree protection and tree lined streets, and the emphasis on tackling climate change. It reflects the Living with Beauty recommendations, and there are more references to protection and enhancement of the environment and tackling climate change.
Brent Cross Town: DWD secures reserved matters approval for new Claremont Primary School
On behalf of Argent Related, DWD have obtained reserved matters approval for a new three-form entry primary school within Brent Cross Town after receiving unanimous approval at the London Borough of Barnet’s planning committee last week.
Keadby Carbon Capture Power Station DCO application made by DWD
SSE Thermal and Equinor are promoting one of the UK’s first power stations equipped with carbon capture technology.
The digital examination of the South Humber Bank Energy Centre DCO draws to a close
DWD’s Infrastructure and Energy team has provided the planning and consultation support for the South Humber Bank Energy Centre DCO examination, which is due to close next month.
Business Rates Relief For Non-Retail Occupiers
Today, 25 March 2021, the government has announced it intends to change business rates legislation to rule out the possibility of using Material Change of Circumstance appeals to reduce rateable values, and hence liabilities, to reflect diminution in value of property occupied by ratepayers as a result of the Covid 19 crisis.
DWD take part in Virtual Land’s End to John O’Groats challenge in support of homeless charity Crisis
Two teams of 8 from DWD yesterday began their attempts at walking and running a combined distance of 1,331.9km, equivalent to the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats, over the next six weeks. This challenge has been organised by Transport Consultants Markides Associates in aid of the charity Crisis. Crisis are a national charity
Retail & Hospitality Rate Relief to be Extended to March 2022
The Scottish Government have announced that the current 100% rate relief for retail, leisure and hospitality properties is to be extended to include the 2021/22 Rate Year. The Scottish Government have said this is part of a UK Government response to the Covid Crisis, implying that the scheme is likely to be extended across the
Permission secured for replacement of garage with residential unit.
DWD are pleased to have received planning permission for a new residential unit in Haringey.
Merry Christmas from DWD
DWD would like to wish everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy and healthy 2021. This year we are pleased to be supporting the following charities suggested by members of the DWD team: Brain Tumour Research East London Cares Parkinson’s UK London’s Air Ambulance Charity EmmausWe will be closing for the festive period after