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Information requirements for planning applications set

An Order amending the rules on the information which must be submitted with an English planning application will come into force on 31 January. This Order removes existing national requirements for information on layout and scale to be provided with outline applications where these are reserved matters to be determined at a later date. Current […]

Happy New Year

The Partners and Staff would like to take this opportunity to wish all our clients both, old and new, and colleagues a very Happy New Year and look forward to working with you in 2013!!

Inspiring our next generation of designers

A Level Design Technology students have been inspired by studying in a the brand new Sixth Form College building to base their A2 coursework on creating similar new architectural designs . The class have worked hard over the last term to design and create models of new buildings to a specified brief. On Thursday, they […]

Health & Safety Executive to charge fees

Clients are advised that the  The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) now operates a Fee for Intervention (FFI) cost recovery scheme, which came into effect on 1 October 2012. Under The Health and Safety (Fees) Regulations 2012, those who break health and safety laws are liable for recovery of HSE’s related costs, including inspection, investigation […]

Wood Goldstraw advising on Grand Designs at the NEC

WGY Partner Steve English has again been selected to represent CIAT (The Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists) at this years Grand Designs event at the NEC Birmingham. This ever popular event is a must for those looking to build their dream home or wishing to enhance their existing one and is briming with state of […]

Planning Permission time-limit extensions confirmed

Government chief planner Steve Quartermain has written to English planning authorities confirming and clarifying the new arrangements for time limit extensions for planning permissions. His letter confirmed that Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has announced a one-year extension to the temporary provisions introduced in October 2009, which allow applicants to extend the time limits for implementing […]

Green light for ‘Green Deal’

The legal framework for the ‘Green Deal’, the part of the Energy Act 2011 which intends to revolutionise the energy efficiency of British properties, is now in place. This regulatory green light signals to industry that the market can now get started. In practice it means that Green Deal providers, assessors and installers can start […]

Call for possible future housing sites in Stoke

In order to comply with national policy SOT City Council is undertaking a review of sites available within Stoke on Trent in order to demonstrate a future supply of housing. As a consequence all landowners, agents and the wider public are invited to submit details of any potential housing sites of 0.25hecatres or larger. This […]

Two notable changes proposed by the Chancellors

The final version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) will be published on 27 March and will take effect from that date, Chancellor George Osborne announced in his Budget Statement on 21 March. He added that the document would represent the “biggest reduction in business red tape ever undertaken” and had previosuly advised MP”s […]