Think Tank

The idea behind our Think Tank is to share interesting snippets of information, ideas, thoughts or simply things we find interesting. Hopefully these short articles will provide you with inspiration for your own project, or perhaps you will learn something new. Our Think Tank is updated on a regular basis, so make sure you re-visit to view our latest articles.

 

Our articles are ordered with the most recent publications at the top of the page. To help you find articles you may be interested in we have organised the articles into several categories, simply select a category you are interested in from the Topic List Filter.

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Bringing the Outside in: 10 Design Ideas
Being closer to nature can provide numerous health benefits, such as lowering blood pressure and improving mental health. So how about introducing some of these relatively small changes into your home?
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Uncovering your Permitted Development Rights
Not all changes to your home need permission from the Local Planning Authority. Permitted development rights allow development to take place without the requirement for Planning Permission.
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CIL 03 - Following the Regulations & Common Pitfalls
We know that CIL can be a difficult and confusing process, so we’ve created a generic step by step guide to help you navigate with ease.
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CIL 02 - A Helpful Guide for Navigating the CIL Process
We know that CIL can be a difficult and confusing process, so we’ve created a generic step by step guide to help you navigate with ease.
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CIL 01 - An Introduction
CIL can be a huge burden on self-builders and developers so it’s important to understand why it’s in place, how it benefits the local area and whether you’re exempt.
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Bramhall - BIG Idea
Read about the BIG idea for Bramhall Village Square.
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The Higher Street
The never-ending struggles of the High Street are well documented, and the theories as to why they are declining and how the problems can be addressed are boundless. Could The Higher Street be a solution?
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One Planet Development
The One Planet Development is a forward-thinking Welsh planning policy by the One Planet Council, a voluntary body, promoting sustainable principles to enable people to generate most of their resources from the land they own and work towards a zero-carbon lifestyle.
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Forever Young Retailers
‘The Death of the High Street’ is an all too familiar phrase, so how then, are some businesses surviving? And thriving?
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Class-Q
Class Q Permitted Development was first introduced in 2014 and later updated in 2018. The legislation aims to benefit landowners, offering them a route to converting agricultural buildings into housing on their site.
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