ET Planning saves developer over £40K through landmark CIL appeal

A Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) bill has been reversed in a landmark appeal after it was wrongly issued to a Berkshire developer months after planning permission was approved for the change of use of a commercial building into a residential building. Incredibly, the CIL liability bill issued by West Berkshire Council to the local developer […]

Planning persistence pays off for West Berkshire development

For those without the support of an experienced planning team, a planning refusal can be confusing and often means building plans are altogether abandoned. But for a development of four apartments in Mortimer, West Berkshire, persistence for planning approval has most certainly paid off. The local authority had previously refused the development plans (which were […]

Listed building in Newbury Town Centre restored for long-term use

A three-storey locally listed building in the Conservation Area of Newbury Town Centre, will now undergo renovations after Change of Use plans were granted last month by West Berkshire Council. The detailed plans, prepared by Carrington Stevens Design Consultants, will see the change of use of the first and second floor of the building from […]