A Town Planning Consultant’s Guide to HMOs

In this mini video series, Emily from ET Planning takes you through the some of the issues we see our clients facing when making Planning Applications for Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO). Each video in the series covers a different topic.

Conversion plans for Didcot home supports sustainable development

A house in a vibrant community within Didcot will soon undergo renovations to build a modest front extension and a two storey rear extension, enabling the house to be transformed into three one bedroom flats. This in turn will make the best use of an existing property, whilst also helping to support the housing supply […]

Approved plans will breathe new life into redundant listed pub

Last week, ET Planning helped to bring a vacant listed building back into use, after plans were approved which will increase the desirability of the site to potential new business tenants. The characterful building, situated in the Dorking Conservation Area in Surrey, will be extended to increase the floor area and provide new kitchen facilities, […]

Windsor polo hotspot supported

A popular spot for competitive polo has last week been given a seal of approval to extend its facilities due to national encouragement of outdoor sport and recreation within a Green Belt area. Thanks to ET Planning’s understanding of the NPPF (National Planning Policy Framework) and Paragraph 89, the equestrian sitein the Royal Borough of […]

Plans for reconfigured equestrian site given seal of approval

Just before Christmas, plans were approved which will see the replacement, and new configuration, of a set of stables in Finchampstead. The existing set of three stables will be demolished and replaced with four stables, a tack room, and feed store. ET Planning realised from the beginning that a feed store would be an important […]

Plans to reconfigure B&B to Flats and HMO in Banbury approved

Change of use plans were approved in November 2017 for the reconfiguration of an existing building, currently used as a bed and breakfast with two apartments, to create larger one bedroom apartments and a house of multiple occupation with nine bedrooms. Through working with Architects KTech Techinical Drawings, ET Planning was able to submit plans […]

Approval granted for two new dwellings in Elmbridge

  ET Planning received planning approval on 1 November 2017 for a pair of contemporary two-storey semi-detached dwellings that will replace an existing single dwelling after demolition takes place. Previous plans were submitted and approved in 2016 that included basements for the pair of semi-detached dwellings, however, with the rising cost of financial contributions to […]

Green light given for agricultural barn plans in Maidenhead

Plans for an agricultural barn, which will be built in the notoriously restrictive green belt area of Royal Borough of Windsor and Maindenhead, were approved for development in October 2017.   Through working with Architects Martin Butler Partnerships Ltd, ET Planning was able to prepare a set of plans detailing the proposed barn’s specifications and […]

3 new dwellings in Huntingdonshire

Planning permission was achieved this week for three dwellings, following demolition of an existing property.  The site comprised of a generous plot within the settlement, but was constrained by varying land levels, mature trees, and proximity to neighbouring properties.  Officers at Huntingdonshire District Council were helpful; agreeing to extend the timescale on the original application […]