Bloomfields aims to be at the forefront of changes to planning legislation to ensure its clients receive the best and most up-to-date advice.  This has proved significant for many clients in recent years who have been able to exploit new opportunities before the marketplace has caught up!

Bloomfields would like to inform clients with existing residential accommodation comprising 3 or more storeys that there has this month been significant changes which could provide new development opportunities at your site.  Subject to a number of specific criteria, such buildings can now be increased in height by the introduction of two additional floors and up to 7 metres in additional height.

This new provision currently excludes buildings within Conservation Areas and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

If you think that you have a building that could benefit from these new rules, please do not hesitate to give one of our planning consultants a call on 01892 831600.