Planning our future built world


Class Q – Key Government Changes For Conversions & Alterations

8 May 2024

What to expect Class Q is a well-known part of the planning system which allows agricultural buildings to be converted to residential use as a permitted development right. From May 21st 2024, the Government’s latest changes will be brought into […]

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Residential Self-Build Permission Secured in Woodmancote, Bishops Cleeve

2 May 2024

McLoughlin Planning is delighted to confirm that Technical Details Consent (TDC) has been approved for a new self-build dwelling in the Cotswolds National Landscape (formerly AONB). In 2021 Permission in Principle (PIP) was obtained for one dwelling at the site. […]

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Planning Permission Secured for an Exceptionally Designed Dwelling in Rural Mid-Sussex

26 April 2024

McLoughlin Planning has secured planning permission for a new rural exceptional farmstead home in Sussex. Our clients own a parcel of land in Sussex, isolated in the idyllic Sussex countryside. Whilst planning permission would not normally be achievable for a […]

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Permission in Principle Granted in Driffield, Cirencester

15 April 2024

McLoughlin Planning has successfully secured Permission in Principle (PiP) at Cotswold District Council’s Planning Committee to construct 2 dwellings in the village of Driffield, a non-principal settlement near Cirencester. The most notable aspect of this PiP approval is that it […]

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I’m a listed building owner, at what point do I require consent?

13 March 2024

According to Historic England, there are approximately 500,000 listed buildings on the National Heritage List for England (NHLE), varying from Grade I, II, II* listed buildings marking their contribution to special architectural and heritage interests and to protect these assets […]

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First Permission in Principle in the London Borough of Sutton Secured for 9 Flats

2 February 2024

McLoughlin Planning is pleased to have helped a property owner secure Permission in Principle (PiP) with the London Borough of Sutton for an upward extension (airspace) development for 9 new flats. This is the first approved Permission in Principle granted […]

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Transforming Nottingham: Class MA Prior Approval Consent Achieved for New Flats Development

9 January 2024

Working with a landowner in the centre of Nottingham, McLoughlin Planning is pleased to have secured prior approval consent for the conversion of a disused retail/office space to provide a mixed-use retail (ground floor) with residential flats above. Upon purchasing […]

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Planning Application Fees Set to Rise

15 November 2023

Planning applications submitted on and after 6th December 2023 will be subjected to an increase in fees as follows: 35% increase in planning application fees for major applications. (Major applications are more than 10 units or sites of more than […]

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