Friday, 24 April 2015

Malvern retail park extension approved

Maze Planning Solutions has secured permission for two additional retail units at Malvern Retail Park, acting for the park owner, Consolidated Property Group (CPG).

The two-storey units have the benefit of unrestricted food and non-food planning permission and have attracted strong occupier interest. Construction will start shortly.

The development of additional space continues CPGs programme of expansion and improvement at Malvern, which started in earnest last year with construction of pod units for Caffe Nero and Carphone Warehouse.

CPG is shortly to reveal proposals for upgrading existing units at the retail park - a planning application is imminent.   

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Manchester Incorporated Law Library Society's relocation plans stepped up a gear yesterday when Manchester City Council granted planning permission for a move to Deansgate  

Manchester Incorporated Law Library Society has been in existence for over 130 years, and for most of that time in its current home at 14 Kennedy Street in the City Centre. 

The Library provides an extensive range of legal texts, reports, journals, legislation and other reference material for those working in the legal profession on a membership basis.

The Kennedy Street building is in the process of being sold. All being well, the Library's new home will be in the City's Onward Buildings, Deansgate.

The planning application was submitted by MAZE Planning Solutions on behalf of the Law Library Society.

ePlanning Scotland take up accelerates

The ePlanning Scotland portal has seen a significant growth in popularity in the last year which has been marked by two key milestones.

Over 60% of all applications and appeals are now submitted online, in preference to paper-based applications.
In February 2015 the 100,000th application was submitted through ePlanning Scotland.
The portal currently handles about  2,200 applications and appeals a month and is being hailed as an example of the Scottish Government's continued commitment to provide a successful online service in partnership with local government. A comparable service for Building Standards is next up and should be good to go by Summer 2016.  Both businesses and public users will be able to apply for building warrants and submit completion certificates online.