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Planning consent powers DS Smith in Kent

Classified as a Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project, permission has been given to DS Smith to construct a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant to power its recycled paper mill.

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New CIL Regulations proposed to come into force from 1st September 2019

Earlier this month, changes to the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regulations were laid before parliament, with the intention that these will come into force on the 1st September 2019. The key amendments to be aware of are summarised below:

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Maximising land value but managing risk!

The time and expense of successfully achieving planning permissions has been steadily rising for years due to the increased detail now required by local authorities. Land owners are facing higher costs without a guarantee that any application will be successful. So apart from choosing a highly dependable and cost effective planning consultant, what can land owners do to limit their exposure to risk whilst still optimising the full potential of their land?

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Early engagement delivers positive apartments decision

The value of early engagement with planners has been shown after DHA secured permission for the owner of Pennings and Juniper Cottage at Saltwood, near Hythe, to replace the homes with seven apartments.

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Blooming success for nursery application

The combination of a Planning Performance Agreement (PPA), a comprehensive landscaping scheme and community engagement helped DHA secure detailed planning permission for 121 new homes for Linden Homes South East.

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