Amy Cater

4-December-2018

            We are delighted to announce that on 3rd December, Kelly Burns qualified as a solicitor at Tozers. Kelly originally joined the firm in 2013 as a paralegal before completing her training contract. Kelly will…


28-November-2018

Building with a blue sky

During the Autumn Budget, it was announced that the Government would be consulting on a number of proposed changes to the current system of permitted development rights. Permitted development rights allow you to undertake certain building works and changes of…


17-October-2018

More than 2,000 complaints are received each year by the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman (the “Ombudsman”) about Local Authority planning departments in England. One of the Ombudsman’s main reasons for upholding complaints is where a Local Planning Authority…


9-October-2018

House and blue sky

On 1 October 2018 new rules came into force in England preventing Local Planning Authorities (“LPA”) from granting planning permission subject to pre-commencement conditions without the applicant’s written agreement. The new rules are intended to speed up development. A pre-commencement…



13-June-2018

architecture plans

A new planning portal exclusively for planning applications in Wales is now active. As of 29 May 2018, all planning applications in Wales must be submitted via the dedicated Welsh online application service at www.gov.wales/planningapplications. For those who use the…


10-May-2018

Hand using phone.

Last month the Planning Inspectorate (“PINs”) issued a statement that one of the main reasons for recent delays in the handling of appeals was due to the number of prior approval appeals they had received for phone kiosks. According to…


4-May-2018

Construction Site

The Planning Inspectorate has published two appeals recently that again highlight the need for developers to submit their assumption of liability notices or commencement notices in good time or face surcharges. In the first appeal, the developer had carried out…