TerraQuest News

- Jul 2021

Planning Portal Conference: New speaker – Amos Simbo, Founder, Black Professionals in Construction

Joining our Carbon Zero panel discussion at the Planning Portal Annual Conference on Wednesday, 17 November 2021 at 10:30 is Amos Simbo, Founder, Black Professionals in Construction (BPIC).

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Do I need planning permission for a Rooflight?

In England and Wales, you won’t need planning permission for most skylights. However, the rules in Scotland are stricter, and planning permission will be required.

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Planning Market Insight Report: We are halfway through the year, how is the market looking?

The first half of 2021 has certainly thrown up some challenges and developments, what with extended lockdown restrictions and rising numbers of COVID-19 cases driven by the Delta variant, but it has been another strong six months in terms of application submissions with 387,427 applications being submitted through the Planning Portal.

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The regional view – is the North East reaping the rewards of investment?

For the third month in a row the leading region, in terms of the number of applications submitted, is the North East with a 67 percent rise from last year.

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Legislative changes for applications from 1 August 2021

Much like proverbial London buses, several key legislative changes from Whitehall are all coming along at once on 1 August 2021.

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Are we seeing the end of the post pandemic application submission boom?

Over the last year, we have seen an unprecedented amount of applications submitted. However, over the last couple of months there has been a slight decrease in application numbers.

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Welcome to the latest edition of the Planning Market Insight Report (1)

In reference to infrastructure and ‘levelling up’, a Product Security and Telecommunications Infrastructure Bill will extend 5G mobile coverage and introduce new safety standards for digital devices.

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