Category Archives: Planning

A Listed Building – or is it? The recent Court of Appeal judgement in Dill

Posted on: January 16, 2019 by Rebecca Reynolds

While owning and living in a listed building may be a quaint dream for some of us, they do come with a fair amount of constraints, restrictions and headaches when it comes to undertaking repairs, renovations or even selling items held within them. Many an owner of a large stately home has found himself on […]

HS2 and archaeology: an unexpected opportunity

Posted on: November 23, 2018 by Rebecca Reynolds

Large infrastructure projects are always very divisive, and this is certainly true when it comes to the HS2, the high-speed rail link that’s being built between London and Birmingham. Many have objected to its cost, questioned the extent it will benefit the communities and economies of the areas it connects and its environmental impact. Much […]

Planning dispute: Oswestry Hill Fort

Posted on: July 4, 2015 by Ruth Redmond-Cooper

A dispute has arisen in the wake of the approval by the planning inspectorate of Shropshire council of an application to build 117 homes on the fringe of Old Oswestry Hill Fort, a 3,000-year-old earthwork dubbed “the Stonehenge of the Iron Age”. It is said to have been the birthplace of Queen Ganhumara – Guinevere […]