Category Archives: Green Issues

Court of Appeal confirms position on ‘switching’ planning permissions to avoid S. 106

R (Robert Hitchins Ltd) v Worcestershire County Council [2015] EWCA Civ 1060 The Court of Appeal has found in favour of a developer who attempted to switch between two similar planning permissions in order to avoid a £1m s. 106 … Continue reading

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In case you missed it – Britain’s most energy-efficient home?

Architect Colin Usher has won the 2015 Buildings and Energy Efficiency Awards for designing a house that costs just £15 a year to run… To read the whole article, click here.

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Japanese Knotweed – Your guide to identifying and dealing with this silent invader

Japanese Knotweed is Britain’s most invasive non-native plant. We look at how you can best identify and manage the threat, helping you to avoid the devastating effects Knotweed can bring – from structural damage, to loss of sale and a … Continue reading

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Looking for a Property Surveyor in Cheam?

Building and Property Surveyors Cheam Do you need a local independent Chartered Surveyor in Cheam or the surrounding area? We can assist, including being able to provide a structural survey, major defects report, single fault assessment, rebuilding / reinstatement valuation, … Continue reading

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Are you searching for a Property Surveyor in Torquay?

www.torquaysurveyors.co.uk Building and Property Surveyor Torquay Are you buying a new house or commercial property? Do you need a building survey, structural survey, single fault assessment, rebuilding / reinstatement valuation, homebuyers report, party wall or property advice from a Chartered … Continue reading

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Could the invasion of the Super Rat threaten your home?

Hardly a week goes by without rats featuring in the news – restaurants being closed down, infested homes being evacuated etc. Recent weeks have been no exception and so called ‘Super Rats’ are now plaguing towns across the UK. Could … Continue reading

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Court of Appeal rules on 1,700 home judicial review

Ref. Savage, R (on the application of) v Mansfield District Council & Anor [2015] EWCA Civ 4 In this case, Mansfield District Council had granted permission on 17 April 2013 for a large mixed use development close to Harlow Wood … Continue reading

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Do you want a single fault assessment in Wadebridge?

www.wadebridgesurveyors.co.uk Wadebridge is a town in North Cornwall which runs either side of the River Camel. The bridge in Wadebridge is said to be built on wool as it was built from the profits of the wool trade. This bridge … Continue reading

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Looking for a surveyor in Bridgnorth?

www.bridgnorthsurveyors.co.uk Bridgnorth is home to a variety of fascinating buildings and structures including Bishop Percy’s House, a grade I listed building and one of only a few properties of its type to survive the great fire of Bridgnorth. The town … Continue reading

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New fund made available to local councils in a bid to prevent unauthorised development

Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles announced on the 10th January that a new £1million boost will be made available to local councils in an attempt to crack down on unauthorised development. To read the whole article, click here.

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