Future national planning policy

Proposed revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework There’s been a lot of domestic ‘news’ in the past couple of months.  The Salisbury poisoning, late winter freeze and subsequent heatwave, the gender pay gap, Facebook data management, the Windrush...

Homeowners Guide to Bat Surveys

We often take calls at Landmark from homeowners who have been told by their local planning authority that a bat survey must be submitted as part of a domestic planning application, such as for a small-scale development involving house improvement, extension or roof...

Landmark and Battery Storage

We are in the midst of a massive shift in our energy system, driven by technological innovation and the imperative to tackle climate change. Just a few years ago electricity was generated by 50 large power stations. Today we are approaching 1 million distributed...

Air pollution – hedgerows can help

A sobering new report from the Lancet Commission on Pollution and Health cites pollution as the largest environmental cause of disease and premature deaths, responsible for 16% of all deaths worldwide and in Britain, for 50,000 deaths a year. Air pollution contributes...