A ban on new homes having parking spaces
Friday 29 December 2017
London mayor Sadiq Khan to BAN new homes from having parking spaces in drive to cut car use in the capital.
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Items from 2017
Friday 29 December 2017
London mayor Sadiq Khan to BAN new homes from having parking spaces in drive to cut car use in the capital.
Thursday 28 December 2017
Two Michelin star restaurant in a quaint hamlet is at the centre of a row with the locals over its 'monstrous' extractor fan and noisy deliveries that are 'shattering neighbours' peace'
Wednesday 27 December 2017
How you could get a newly-built three-bedroom house in Salford for just a fiver.
Tuesday 26 December 2017
New images of Gary Neville's revamped St Michael's skyscrapers unveiled - and heritage bosses are much happier with them.
Monday 25 December 2017
House with 25ft great white shark on its roof could be given listed status by council who wanted it demolished.
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Friday 22 December 2017
Family is left £27,000 out of pocket after getting their loft conversion done by a friend who left their £400,000 house in danger of ‘catastrophic structural collapse’
Thursday 21 December 2017
Plans for a new innovation campus which could boost economy by £100m have been submitted.
Wednesday 20 December 2017
Birmingham council cleaning up the city, but alas not the problem.
Tuesday 19 December 2017
Former London Factory That Made Beethoven’s Pianos Now Luxury Lofts.
Monday 18 December 2017
Incredible 200-year-old plans by Marc Brunel and his son Isambard Kingdom Brunel sell for £200,000
Friday 15 December 2017
Redrow, the leading UK housebuilder, is championing nature and has taken the step of adopting an innovative ‘net gain’ approach to biodiversity across its developments.
Thursday 14 December 2017
The City of London is revisiting the issue of backyard chickens, seven years after voting against a push to allow people to have laying hens in their backyard.
Wednesday 13 December 2017
London council threatens a crackdown on restaurants using delivery apps Uber Eats and Deliveroo to stop city being 'swarmed' by moped riders.
Tuesday 12 December 2017
London Mayor plans a new network of drinking water fountains in London to cut the number of plastic bottles used.
Monday 11 December 2017
Plans for a development featuring restaurants, a hotel and either a cinema or trampoline centre at Northampton's Greyfriars site have been scrapped.
Friday 08 December 2017
House price inflation stays steady at 2.5%, as Nationwide says offices being turned into homes are boosting supply.
Thursday 07 December 2017
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Wednesday 06 December 2017
Anna Friel 'acted unreasonably' during planning row to install 'crude and basic' extension to her £1m Grade-II listed home near Windsor Castle.
Tuesday 05 December 2017
Shhh! Trappists are set to make British beer after the silent monks are granted permission to convert a 19th-century Cistercian monastery into a brewery.
Monday 04 December 2017
The old building has been the subject of a complex and often frustrating planning history.
Friday 01 December 2017
V&A acquires segment of Robin Hood Gardens council estate that is venerated and despised in almost equal measures has been acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum.
Thursday 30 November 2017
First-time buyers with a job are being offered the chance to get on the property ladder.
Wednesday 29 November 2017
Britain's obsession with home ownership is putting people's pension savings at risk to the tune of 15% a year.
Tuesday 28 November 2017
Shoppers in south London were given a boost as Croydon Council approved plans for a new Westfield retail complex.
Monday 27 November 2017
Developers swallow up more beauty spots: Planning loophole allows builders to target areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Friday 24 November 2017
New pressure on bin collections over shock fly-tipping figures. Critics are calling for the Government to do more to bring offenders to justice over Britain's fly-tipping "epidemic".
Thursday 23 November 2017
The owners of Ombersley Animal Sanctuary have hit back at claims their new haven is in breach of planning regulations.
Wednesday 22 November 2017
Consultation over changes to a planning application for the redevelopment of a creative business 'cluster' into a mixed-use scheme.
Tuesday 21 November 2017
Before you negotiate a lease or buy a property for your business, check whether you need to obtain planning permissio
Monday 20 November 2017
The creation of 139 “quirky” new student homes has been approved for land at City Road in Cardiff’s Roath suburb despite concerns about the design.
Friday 17 November 2017
The Tower, Meridian Quay is the tallest building in Wales, standing at 107m (351ft), and one of two tall buildings in the city of Swansea.
Thursday 16 November 2017
The risks of buying a leasehold property: How lease length, maintenance bills and ground rents can sting buyers - and watch out if you want to extend.
Wednesday 15 November 2017
It was when the world’s leading industrial nations signed up to an agreement that aimed to cut their greenhouse gas emissions by 5% on 1990 levels by 2008-2012.
Tuesday 14 November 2017
Barry Island Pleasure Park's owner Henry Danter said Vale of Glamorgan council told him it does not comply with planning regulations as it is too high.
Monday 13 November 2017
Mayor of London approves wind turbines on the River Thames
Monday 13 November 2017
Here at 4dplanning we assist you by taking the stress out of all the administrative side allowing you to focus on your project itself.
Friday 10 November 2017
An Airbnb landlord in London made £11.9 million in a single year, renting out 881 properties, according to new research.
Thursday 09 November 2017
About half a mile of the street from Oxford Circus to Orchard Street could become a "traffic-free pedestrian boulevard.
Wednesday 08 November 2017
An urgent investigation is underway after a large chunk of stone fell off one of the Parliament buildings and smashed into a car below.
Tuesday 07 November 2017
Wandsworth has long been a popular choice for families and affluent young professionals.
Monday 06 November 2017
The Verne immigration center in Dorset is to close and be turned into a prison.
Friday 03 November 2017
New building projects are being put on hold with uncertainty.
Wednesday 01 November 2017
Possibly the most obvious benefit of adding a conservatory to your property is that it increases the size of your home.
Tuesday 31 October 2017
Lenders saw a rise in re-mortgaging in September with interest rates looking likely to rise for the first time in a decade.
Monday 30 October 2017
Ordinary 1960s house undergoes stunning £2million transformation into state-of-the-art TRIANGULAR glass-fronted home that opens out into its surroundings.
Friday 27 October 2017
A puzzling property: £1.7million Georgian manor with 32 acres, a nine-hole golf course and a helicopter pad could be yours for just £25... if you can complete this crossword.
Thursday 26 October 2017
Building Regulation Approval is a completely separate process from Planning Approval, here Building Control is concerned with how the building work will be carried out.
Wednesday 25 October 2017
For this to happen, London will need to be supplied by a range of clean and renewable energy sources.
Tuesday 24 October 2017
Architectural design at its very best, Upon completion, Spire London will become western Europe's tallest residential tower.
Monday 23 October 2017
PM pressures developers on 'landbanking' in bid to boost housebuilding
Friday 20 October 2017
Average house prices in 90% of council wards in Wales are lower than 10 years ago.
Thursday 19 October 2017
Public spaces owned by private companies are quietly spreading through London.
Wednesday 18 October 2017
Savings would be made by reducing levels of littering and lowering charges from sending waste to landfill sites.
Tuesday 17 October 2017
There are more than a dozen development projects underway on Paddington’s canal and Paddington Basin, at the intersection of Regent’s and Grand Junction canals in the west of the city.
Monday 16 October 2017
Market watchers say they’re seeing more buyers being outbid after their offers are accepted.
Friday 13 October 2017
As well as later opening hours, this vision also plans to make London safer with the help from Night Czar Amy Lamé and Chair of Night Time Commission Philip Kolvin QC.
Thursday 12 October 2017
University of Engineering and Technology have come up with a billboard with a difference.
Wednesday 11 October 2017
Confused about the difference between building control and planning permission?
Thursday 01 January 1970
Spare a thought in this cold and windy weather for the residents of Beetham Tower.
Tuesday 10 October 2017
It's a planning matter, right? Well, no. Amenity is indeed a planning consideration, but formal 'rights to light' is something different.
Monday 09 October 2017
Prime Central London’s real estate market continued to show signs of recovery
Friday 06 October 2017
Behind the facade of this rather ordinary-looking bungalow lurks a surprise - the heart of this house is formed of two Victorian-era train carriages.
Thursday 05 October 2017
Justin Bieber Joins London’s Wealthy on Billionaire’s Row.
Wednesday 04 October 2017
A couple who disguised a house as a garage and lived in it for four years have been ordered to tear it down.
Tuesday 03 October 2017
Mansion whose mega-basement is the centre of one of Britians biggest rows goes on the market for £25m - Complete with a 30ft hole in the garden.
Monday 02 October 2017
David and Victoria reveal plans for two-tier 'fortress' garden with TWENTY THREE types of trees.
Friday 29 September 2017
Whether you need to apply for approval depends on what kind of work you are doing to the staircase.
Thursday 28 September 2017
The great British high street has taken a hammering over recent years as more and more shoppers move to onlibne spending.
Wednesday 27 September 2017
Transformation of the Kia Oval ground, the home of Surrey County Cricket Club, heralds a new era for this overlooked Zone 2 area.
Tuesday 26 September 2017
Gardens stopped being just the preserve of people’s front lawns long ago. For a while, garden roofs were all the rage. Now, it’s all about walls.
Monday 25 September 2017
Every day, hundreds of commuters and shoppers in the east London neighbourhood of West Ham cross the elevated pedestrian walkway close to the underground station.
Friday 22 September 2017
A narrow gap between two buildings in central London is being turned into a luxury home that could fetch as much as £2.7 million.
Thursday 21 September 2017
This tiny cottage with waterside views could be yours for just £10,000 However, it has just one small room and no running water or electricity.
Wednesday 20 September 2017
Exactly how much is the former residence of 'The Boy Who Lived' worth? No, not the house, the cupboard under the stairs!
Tuesday 19 September 2017
An “architectural intervention” by British artist Conrad Shawcross has arrived on the Greenwich Peninsula in south-east London, bringing a jagged 49-metre slice of perforated aluminium to London’s skyline.
Monday 18 September 2017
Former Paddington Green police station and car parks have been bulldozed to make way for a new 672-home neighbourhood.
Friday 15 September 2017
An informal public consultation exercise with the local community will be launched next month, which will help shape a planning application and statutory public consultation next year.
Thursday 14 September 2017
The Undercroft is used by skateboarders, BMXers, graffiti writers, street artists, filmmakers, photographers and more.
Wednesday 13 September 2017
Floods which devastated many parts of the UK may have made many buyers think twice about purchasing property near Britain’s waterways.
Tuesday 12 September 2017
It's a mortgage war, but not as you know it: First Direct slashes fees but HIKES rates - so are the new deals better or worse?
Friday 08 September 2017
A new development in Old Street has unveiled a 150-metre rooftop running track on top of a 16-storey office tower.
Thursday 07 September 2017
Are you looking to build a wendy house in your garden for the children, don't get caught out with enforcement notices.
Wednesday 06 September 2017
Dilapidated Nissen hut which housed aircraft during WWII is transformed into a stunning eco-friendly 'Zinc House' worth £1.4million
Tuesday 05 September 2017
But has dragged on so long that the siblings who first contested the status of a 'public' footpath 58 years ago have both died.
Monday 04 September 2017
Today’s planning applications, bats and other rare or endangered species are a material consideration.
Friday 01 September 2017
Development schemes offering a minimum of 35% affordable housing.
Thursday 31 August 2017
For extra room in your home, and sometimes a great terrace, too, going up into the roof space is generally a cost-effective idea.
Wednesday 30 August 2017
Owners of private flats will enter at the front, while owners of affordable homes will have a “poor door” round the back.
Tuesday 29 August 2017
A New Zealand activist who has unlawfully painted yellow line parking restrictions outside his house.
Friday 25 August 2017
Former Vogue editor Beatrix Miller was the most recent celebrity occupant—she used it as her London residence until her death in 2014.
Thursday 24 August 2017
Part of a wall on grade II-listed Fulton House would be demolished to link the east and west sides of Singleton Park campus.
Wednesday 23 August 2017
Sadiq Khan today put Londoners on three-month notice that the T-charge is coming in for the most polluting vehicles to drive into the city centre.
Tuesday 22 August 2017
Hundreds of ex-council tenants have become property millionaires as a result of the government's 'Right to Buy' in the past 37 years.
Monday 21 August 2017
A city centre location, one double bedroom, balcony and your own front door. Meet ZEDpod, a new solution to the country's housing problem.
Friday 18 August 2017
The plans are for land outside of designated green belt and is an allocated site within the recently adopted local plan.
Thursday 17 August 2017
At noon on Monday, August 21, Big Ben will sound for the last time until 2021.
Wednesday 16 August 2017
Boris Johnson claims Sadiq Khan ‘killed’ project after mayor said taxpayers should be ‘very angry’ over wasted funds £37m of public money.
Tuesday 15 August 2017
Aptly named the House of Stone, this bizarrely shaped building in the Fafe Mountains of Portugal looks like it’s come straight out of the Flintstones.
Monday 14 August 2017
Nineteen projects across the country will receive a share of £75 million from the government.
Friday 11 August 2017
Blues Brothers allowed to stay in Bedford conservation area although there is no historic association with Bedrford 'there should always be some place for the unexpected’.
Thursday 10 August 2017
An inspector has granted permission for a modular Timpson’s ‘pod’ in a Sainsbury’s car park despite its proximity to Spalding town centre, ruling that its small scale
Wednesday 09 August 2017
Llocal authority planners across England are reminded of the important role the planning system has in counter-terrorism and crime prevention.
Tuesday 08 August 2017
If you have (£850,000) going spare, you might like to invest in this 18th-century, polka dot historic building.
Monday 07 August 2017
Sue Barker has been given the go-ahead to raise the roof of her Cotswold home - after her husband repeatedly hit his head on the ceiling.
Friday 04 August 2017
Here’s all you need to know about the Mayor’s new plans to provide more affordable homes.
Thursday 03 August 2017
Burnham, who has been out speaking to people sleeping rough to find out what they need.
Wednesday 02 August 2017
The inspector recommended that the appeal be dismissed and planning permission refused.
Tuesday 01 August 2017
The Mayor, Sadiq Khan, wants to help the two million plus people who live in London’s private rented sector. That’s more than a quarter of all Londoners.
Monday 31 July 2017
You could get this house for as little as £1 - But do so at your own risk.
Friday 28 July 2017
London’s newest neighbourhood, where 1,600 acres will be transformed.
Thursday 27 July 2017
Britain's best building of 2017 include museums, a college, family home and a pier.
Wednesday 26 July 2017
Intimate relationship between the medieval monarchies.
Tuesday 25 July 2017
Sci-Tech Daresbury generates over £19m
Monday 24 July 2017
Possible jail sentence after admitting six of 22 charges
Friday 21 July 2017
Javid allows 500 homes despite proposals' conflict with parish plans
Thursday 20 July 2017
Camden supermarket redevelopment
Wednesday 19 July 2017
A new report says the falling birth rate could lead to a 'demographic time bomb' It urges ministers to cut red tape and allow more housebuilding on green belts.
Tuesday 18 July 2017
Liverpool City Council may seek to use a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) on the stalled New Chinatown development site.
Monday 17 July 2017
Congestion and repair upgrade and the proposed creation of a major road network.
Friday 14 July 2017
Part of a historic Grade II-listed building in Liverpools Ropewalks district could be transformed into a restaurant under new plans.
Thursday 13 July 2017
Wednesday 12 July 2017
Islington Council GRANTED permission for conversion of offices to 4 flats (under Prior Approval)
Tuesday 11 July 2017
Planning permission to convert a former bank (A2) into 12 flats (C3)
Monday 10 July 2017
Article 4 will allow the change of use, demolition or alteration of public houses.
Friday 07 July 2017
EMS Group announces £3.4m investment into new Ellesmere Port HQ
Thursday 06 July 2017
Uncertain future for capitals green spaces. Limited funds have left Londons parks and green spaces facing an uncertain future.
Wednesday 05 July 2017
In England, the number of residential planning approvals increased by 9 per cent during the first quarter of 2017
Tuesday 04 July 2017
ISA has in total helped more than 960,000 people save towards their own home, according to the government.
Monday 03 July 2017
Erection of mansard roof extension to main rear roof including raising ridge height, extension above part of two-storey rear addition and erection of double storey side extension and single storey rear extension.
Friday 30 June 2017
.Prices for luxury homes in central London flat lined in June—a sign that prices, while stagnant, are unlikely to decline as badly as they did in 2016.
Thursday 29 June 2017
More than four million people live in leasehold properties in England, giving them the legal right to occupy and use the property for a set period - usually 99 to 999 years.
Wednesday 28 June 2017
Plans submitted for Manchester Piccadilly Gardens revamp
Tuesday 27 June 2017
The eye-catching circular tower is in the celebrated and fast-moving Canary Wharf section of the city
Monday 26 June 2017
Judge overturns west London amalgamation approvals
Friday 23 June 2017
Would-be buyers are turning to luxury rentals while they wait out political and economic uncertainty.
Thursday 22 June 2017
Known For Pretty Homes and Gardens, Notting Hill Draws Tourists and Buyers in Droves
Wednesday 21 June 2017
British Homeowners Modestly Optimistic About House Values.
Monday 19 June 2017
Phantom homes Shelter said the country's current housebuilding system encourages developers to sit on land and drip out new homes so as to keep prices high.
Thursday 15 June 2017
New £1 billion town centre at Thamesmead to bring 20,000 riverside homes with Crossrail connections.
Wednesday 14 June 2017
Demand for new homes in regional cities has boosted the price of urban land.
Tuesday 13 June 2017
Liverpool restaurant chain secures two city centre sites.
Monday 12 June 2017
Making the Economic Case for Development Economic growth is a fundamental priority for central government and local authorities
Friday 09 June 2017
The number of homes approved but not built out is increasing, from 28 per cent in 2010 to 36 per cent.
Thursday 08 June 2017
Would equate to 16,000 homes if they were converted into one-bed flats, according to new research.
Wednesday 07 June 2017
Change of use from wedding dress shop (A1) to A1/sui generis use as showroom at ground floor and facial treatment area at lower ground floor"
Tuesday 06 June 2017
A company preparing to be the first to start large-scale UK fracking has breached planning.
Monday 05 June 2017
Rundown one-bedroom mews house in Little Venice.
Friday 02 June 2017
The unusual design shows that anything is possible.
Thursday 01 June 2017
Google submitted an application for planning permission to Camden council for its proposed Kings™s Cross Campus.
Wednesday 31 May 2017
Two million borrowers face losing homes: Victims of the pre-crash mania for interest-only mortgages struggling to repay the cash.
Tuesday 30 May 2017
Container City is a series of shipping container spaces in east London devised by Urban Space Management Ltd.
Monday 29 May 2017
Brexit could prove disastrous for delivering new homes and infrastructure unless the construction industry can draw on EU workers while training the UKs domestic workforce.
Friday 26 May 2017
A pair of iconic North West buildings have been commemorated with their own stamps.
Thursday 25 May 2017
The creation of strategic hubs in six areas in the South Wales Valleys will be at the centre of a new plan to deliver economic change.
Wednesday 24 May 2017
A Grade-II listed Victorian building in Liverpools commercial district could be transformed into homes and a cafes it face an uncertain future.
Tuesday 23 May 2017
Mixed-use scheme planned for Liverpools Renshaw Street.
Monday 22 May 2017
American burger chain Five Guys has plans to open a second eatery in Liverpool city centre.
Friday 19 May 2017
Proposals for a new mixed-use quarter for a GLA-owned site.
Thursday 18 May 2017
An entrepreneurial hub™ could form part of a new mixed-use development in Liverpool.
Wednesday 17 May 2017
A developer is being sought to transform a 1.2 hectare plot into new Grade A office space in Liverpools business district.
Tuesday 16 May 2017
Mixed-use plans to transform a site along Liverpool's Pall Mall have been put forward after being withdrawn and revised earlier this year.
Monday 15 May 2017
Liverpools Ropewalks district
Friday 12 May 2017
The £260 million regeneration of Anfield in Liverpool is continuing with the installation of new LED lighting in the area.
Thursday 11 May 2017
Local people have blamed the fly tipping on travellers, however the site has been used as an illegal dumping ground for many years.
Wednesday 10 May 2017
A sustainable way of creating solid structures from a fairly ubiquitous repurposed material, but now it's also forging its place in social design as well.
Tuesday 09 May 2017
The classic two-up two-down is back in demand. There's a cultural swing towards homes that can be made more individual through colour or external embellishments like railings and hedges.
Monday 08 May 2017
The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has launched London’s first ever 24-hour vision which will turn London into a 24-hour global city, competing with the likes of Berlin, Tokyo and New York.
Friday 05 May 2017
The building services industry should assume that European regulations that currently affect the UK will still be in force immediately after Brexit in 2019, says CIBSE technical director Hywel Davies.
Thursday 04 May 2017
The number of children suffering from suspected carbon monoxide poisoning is increasing, according to a new report.
Wednesday 03 May 2017
First and foremost it keeps the building weatherproof and prevents seepage of rainwater into interior areas.
Tuesday 02 May 2017
Prior to the announcement of the General Election, the Government vowed to see all ‘unabated’ coal-fired power stations cease operation by 2025.
Monday 01 May 2017
Badgers: protection and licences and rural development. Protecting wildlife.
Friday 28 April 2017
The owner of the Exact and Precise mortgage brands will announce plans to float within days.
Thursday 27 April 2017
UK Airbnb visits rise by 81% in a year and rake in £657million but critics call for crackdown amid claims landlords are running 'unofficial hotels.
Wednesday 26 April 2017
It is six months on from the publication of a Housing White Paper. The document marked a significant shift in Conservative’s approach to housing.
Tuesday 25 April 2017
The next deadline is not until December 2019
Monday 24 April 2017
Pressing need justifies 140-home plan in rural Cambridgeshire
Friday 21 April 2017
Robbie Williams has submitted a planning application to build a giant garden shed on stilts at his £17.5m mansion.
Thursday 20 April 2017
Wimbledon home undergoing two-storey extension with a new basement completely COLLAPSES overnight while its owners are away
Wednesday 19 April 2017
Homeowner ordered to apply for planning permission after repainting her pink house with a coat just TWO SHADES darker than before.
Tuesday 18 April 2017
Fury over £250million plans to BULLDOZE a Victorian seaside hotel to turn millionaire’s resort of Sandbanks into 'Britain’s Palm Beach' Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4432228/Fury-250m-plans-BULLDOZE-Victorian-seaside-hotels.html
Monday 17 April 2017
No Grand Design! High-flying couple who almost DOUBLED the size of their Green Belt country cottage but didn't have planning permission are told to DEMOLISH IT
Friday 14 April 2017
Plans suggests the current centre – built in 1976 as the UK’s first out-of-town indoor shopping centre
Thursday 13 April 2017
A couple are acused of Hoodwinking the planning chiefs after winning permission to build Eco house then outting it on the markets days later for £700,000
Wednesday 12 April 2017
Ordinary 1960s house undergoes stunning £2million transformation.
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