What is the 4 Year Rule in Planning Enforcement?

The ‘4 year rule’ is a term used within town planning, particularly within the planning enforcement specialism, regarding whether enforcement action can be taken against certain types of development (that require planning permission) carried out in breach of planning control. As the name of the rule implies, enforcement action cannot* be taken once 4 years […]

Challenging CIL Liability

A short video setting out the process to challenging a Community Infrastructure Liability (CIL) on a development following planning permission.

Self Build Exemptions for CIL

  In the video above, we outline the process of applying for Self Build Exemptions from Community Infrastructure Levy liabilities, when building your own dwelling. The self build exemption isn’t really about physically building a dwelling your self, although this is still possible. The exemption applies more the financing mechanism of how the development is […]

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.