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Keep up to date with the latest McCartneys news.

Adding Value to Your Property Section 106 Agreement Removals

Thu 21 April 2022

We were pleased to recently receive planning approval for the modification of a S106 agreement to discharge an occupancy restriction Read More

McCartneys Planning and Survey Team Expand

Mon 11 April 2022

Succession and planning for future development is important to us here at McCartneys and we would like to introduce you to two new employees Read More

Funding for Regeneration of Brownfield Sites

Thu 10 March 2022

Did you know the Governments Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities has allocated £30 million worth of funding to regenerate derelict and brownfield sites Read More

Outline Planning Permission Granted Planning Approval for 7 Dwellings in a Conservation Area in Warwickshire

Fri 9 April 2021

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained outline planning approval for the erection of 7 new dwellings Read More

Modern Agricultural Building Successfully Converted into a Dwelling

Fri 19 March 2021

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained permission where prior approval (Under Part Q Legislation) is not required for the change of use of the modern agricultural building Read More

Householder Planning Permission Successfully Obtained for Two Extensions and a New Double Garage

Fri 5 March 2021

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained householder planning approval for a first floor extension Read More

Householder Planning Permission Successfully Obtained for a Large Extension and a New Double Garage

Mon 1 March 2021

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained householder planning approval for a large extension and erection of a double garage Read More

Full Planning Permission Successfully Obtained for a New Agricultural Building on a Farm near to Kington

Fri 26 February 2021

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval for a new agricultural building on a farm Read More

Hedgerow Removal Notification Approved near to Newtown

Mon 22 February 2021

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained consent for a Hedgerow Removal Notification Read More

Affordable Dwelling Granted on Appeal Which Changes Status of Settlement

Mon 15 February 2021

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval for the erection of an affordable dwelling Read More

Householder Planning Permission Successfully Obtained for 2 Extensions a New Double Garage and a Significant Enlargement to Residential Curtilage

Wed 21 October 2020

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained householder planning approval for a replacement front porch Read More

Reserved Matters Planning Approval Successful Obtained for 10 Dwellings in Small Rural Welsh Village

Mon 12 October 2020

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained reserved matters planning approval for a small development of 10 dwellings Read More

Full Planning Permission Successfully Obtained for a New Agricultural Building on a Farmland near to Aberhafesp

Thu 8 October 2020

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval for a new general purpose agricultural building Read More

Class R Permitted Development Conversions

Tue 6 October 2020

When it comes to converting agricultural buildings, the ‘Class R’ – Permitted Development is often forgotten about. Read More

Herefordshire Call for Sites - Housing and Employment

Mon 17 August 2020

Herefordshire Council is currently undergoing a Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA),  this forms part of the process of reviewing the Core Strategy Read More

Reserved Matters Planning Approval Successfully Obtained for 10 Dwellings in Small Rural Welsh Village

Wed 17 June 2020

McCartneys LLP Planning and Survey department have obtained reserved matters planning approval for a small development of 10 dwellings in a small Welsh rural village Read More

Pre Planning Application Consultation - Change of Use of Land to Static Caravan Park

Fri 5 June 2020

McCartneys Planning and Survey Department are currently undergoing a pre planning application consultation for the expansion of a Mid Wales caravan park Read More

Planning Permission Gained to Convert a Traditional Barn into an Unrestricted Residential Dwelling

Fri 29 May 2020

McCartneys LLP Planning and Survey department have obtained full planning approval for the change of use of a traditional part brick, part stone, part timber barn into an unrestricted residential dwelling Read More

What Are SABs? Will They Affect My Developments?

Thu 28 May 2020

You may have come across in the last 18 months a new regulation which has been in place to control storm and surface water drainage known as Sustainable Drainage Systems (SuDS) for new development in Wales. Read More

Full Planning Permission Successfully Obtained for Two New Agricultural Buildings on a Farm near to Llandrindod Wells

Mon 18 May 2020

McCartneys LLP Planning and Survey department have obtained full planning approval for two new agricultural buildings on a farm Read More

Full Planning Approval Successfully Obtained for an Agricultural Access Bridge over the River Teme

Wed 13 May 2020

McCartneys LLP Planning and Survey department have obtained full planning approval for an agricultural access bridge Read More

Householder Planning Approval Successful Obtained for a New Domestic Storage Building and Enlargement to Residential Curtilage

Mon 11 May 2020

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained householder planning approval for the erection of a new domestic storage building Read More

Householder Planning Permission Successfully Obtained for Two Extensions and a New Double Garage, Gym and Home Office Building

Thu 7 May 2020

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained householder planning approval for a replacement front porch, a new single storey rear extension and the erection of a new auxiliary building Read More

Full Planning Permission Successfully Obtained for a Barn Conversion into an Unrestricted Residential Dwelling near to Brecon

Mon 4 May 2020

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval for the conversion of a traditional barn into a residential dwelling Read More

Reserved Matters Planning Approval Successfully Obtained for 5 Dwellings in Small Rural Welsh Village

Thu 30 April 2020

McCartneys LLP Planning and Survey department have obtained reserved matters planning approval for a small development of 5 dwellings in a small Welsh rural village. Read More

How Do McCartneys Planning and Survey Department Cope During a Crisis like This?

Tue 28 April 2020

Like all companies in our industry, we as a department have had to significantly alter our working practices due to the Covid-19 crisis. Read More

Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards – April 2020 Update

Wed 22 April 2020

Since April 2018, all new tenancies (Domestic and commercial) in Wales and England have had to meet a set of standards known commonly as MEES Read More

Dwelling Extension Granted Planning Approval in Small Countryside Settlement

Tue 21 April 2020

McCartneys LLP Planning and Survey department have obtained full planning approval for a large extension to a small rural dwelling. Read More

Confirmation Obtained That Prior Approval Is Not Required for an Agricultural Building

Wed 18 March 2020

McCartneys Planning and Survey department have received confirmation that prior approval is not required following the submission of an application under the Prior Notification of an agricultural building policy Read More

Agricultural Restriction Lifted from a Rural Property in Devon

Mon 24 February 2020

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained a Certificate of Lawfulness for the removal of an agricultural restriction Read More

New Dwelling Granted Planning Approval in a Conservation Area

Thu 20 February 2020

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval for the erection of a new dwelling with Clyro conservation area Read More

Farmyard Redevelopment Scheme Granted Full Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent for 5 Dwellings

Mon 17 February 2020

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval and listed building consent for the redevelopment of a farmyard Read More

New Dwelling Granted Planning Permission to Replace Existing Pre Fab Bungalow

Mon 3 February 2020

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval for the replacement of an existing ‘woolaway’ bungalow Read More

Diversification and Dreams – Glamping Pod Site Approval

Tue 21 January 2020

It takes a lot of courage to show your dreams to someone else, but when you understand how hard those people will work to make them come true, you know that together you’ll achieve them. Read More

Planning Permission Obtained for Industrial/Commercial Unit Change of Use

Mon 23 December 2019

McCartneys LLP Planning and Survey department obtained planning permission for change of use to an industrial unit Read More

Listed Building Consent Obtained for Grade II Listed Farmhouse

Tue 17 December 2019

McCartneys LLP Survey department secured Listed Building Consent for alterations and repairs proposed to a Grade II listed 16th century timber framed farmhouse Read More

Planning Permission Obtained for Agricultural Workers Dwelling in Open Countryside Location

Tue 10 December 2019

Following the successful approval of an outline planning application for an agricultural workers dwelling Read More

Traditional Barn Granted Permission to Be Converted into a Holiday Let

Thu 5 December 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval for the conversion Read More

Planning Permission Gained to Convert a Traditional Barn into an Unrestricted Residential Dwelling

Fri 29 November 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval for the change of use of a traditional part brick Read More

Two Extensions Granted Planning Approval to a Rural Residential Bungalow

Fri 22 November 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained householder planning approval for the erection of two extensions to rural bungalow Read More

Site Granted Full Planning Permission for an Agricultural Building and an Extension to Another Building

Mon 11 November 2019

McCartneys Planning and Survey department have obtained full planning permission for the erection of an extension to an agricultural building Read More

Part Retrospective Detached Garage Planning Application Granted Planning Approval

Mon 4 November 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained householder planning approval (part retrospective) Read More

McCartneys Planning Department Grows

Fri 20 September 2019

Two new recruits join the team Read More

Septic Tank Regulations Update 2020, Will It Affect Me?

Fri 6 September 2019

The new rules will only affect a small minority of property owners Read More

Planning Approval Granted for the Change of Use of a Commercial Garage to a Funeral Parlour

Wed 26 June 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained permission for the change of use Read More

Domestic Workshop Granted Planning Approval in Herefordshire Village

Mon 17 June 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained householder planning Read More

A Barn Conversion on a Moat – Well That Was a First!

Thu 16 May 2019

After nearly 12 years in this job, I thought I had come across most scenarios however this was definitely a first and a learning curve at that to. Read More

Two Storey Rear Extension and Double Garage Granted Planning Approval to a Rural Residential Dwelling

Mon 13 May 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained householder planning approval for the demolition of Read More

Confirmation Obtained That Prior Approval Is Not Required for an Agricultural Building

Thu 9 May 2019

McCartneys Planning and Survey department have received confirmation Read More

Two Storey Rear Extension Granted Planning Approval to a Rural Residential Dwelling

Tue 7 May 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained householder planning approval for the demolition of existing sun room and erection of a two storey rear extension to a detached rural dwelling. Read More

Elevated Rural Site Granted Full Planning Permission for 5 Glamping Pods

Thu 21 March 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval for the erection of 5 glamping pods at an elevated rural near Presteigne. Read More

New Partner Joins McCartneys LLP

Thu 7 March 2019

McCartneys LLP is delighted to announce the promotion of Geraint Jones BSc (Hons) MRICS to a Partner within the firm, principally based out of Kington and Welshpool Read More

Extension Granted Planning Approval to a Rural Residential Dwelling

Fri 22 February 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained householder planning approval for the erection of a first floor rear extension to a small welsh cottage. Read More

Extensions and Alterations Granted Planning Approval to Provide Annex Accommodation to a Rural Dwelling

Mon 18 February 2019

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained householder planning approval for the erection of a ground and first floor rear extension Read More

Another Busy and Successful Year for McCartneys LLP Planning and Survey Department

Fri 21 December 2018

2018 has been another busy year for the Planning and Survey department at McCartneys, and a highly successful one again too.  A year which has seen the submission of 72 planning applications to 10 different local planning authorities, spanning the whole of Wales through to the Midlands and even beyond. Read More

Site Has Been Granted Full Planning Permission for an Agricultural Building

Thu 13 December 2018

McCartneys Planning and Survey department have obtained full planning permission for the erection of an agricultural building for storage of equipment and fodder. Read More

Traditional Barn Complex Successfully Converted into a Two Dwellings

Wed 28 November 2018

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval for the change of use of the traditional barn complex into a two residential dwellings on the English/Welsh borders on behalf of private clients. Read More

How Long Does a Building Survey Actually Take?

Wed 21 November 2018

When it comes to buying a new home, it is advised to have a building survey to help highlight any serious problems and advise you of specific risks before you commit to the purchase. McCartneys Planning and Survey Department undertake two of the three types of RICS surveys, the Homebuyers Survey and Valuation, and the Full Building Survey. It is often a surprise to both home owners and purchasers how long we will actually spend at the property undertaking the survey. Read More

Site Granted Outline Planning Permission for 3 Dwellings on an Infill Plot

Thu 20 September 2018

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained outline planning approval for the erection of 3 dwelling on an infill plot in a town location. Read More

Site Granted Full Planning Permission for an Agricultural Building to Cover Existing Muck Store

Wed 5 September 2018

McCartneys Planning and Survey department have obtained full planning permission for the erection of an agricultural building to cover an existing muck store and further develop and provide extra needed capacity on a local farm. Read More

Site Granted Full Planning Permission for a Grain Storage Building

Mon 20 August 2018

McCartneys Planning and Survey department have obtained full planning permission for the erection of a new grain storage building to further develop and provide extra needed capacity on a local farm. Read More

Site Granted Full Planning Permission for an Agricultural Building

Mon 13 August 2018

McCartneys LLP Planning and Survey department have obtained full planning permission for the erection of an agricultural building to further develop and provide extra needed capacity on a local farm. Read More

Site Granted Reserved Matters Planning Permission for an Agricultural Workers Dwelling

Thu 14 June 2018

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained reserved matters planning approval Read More

Woodland Site Granted Full Planning Permission for 4 Log Cabins

Wed 2 May 2018

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval for the erection of 4 log cabins in woodland near to Builth Wells.  Read More

Powys County Council Local Development Plan Has Now Replaced the Unitary Development Plan but What Does It Mean?

Fri 27 April 2018

As of the 17th April 2018, Powys County Council now has a new Local Development Plan or LDP for short. The LDP has replaced the Unitary Development Plan (UDP) and covers the period from 2011-2026. Read More

Extension Granted Planning Approval to Residential Dwelling

Wed 4 April 2018

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained householder planning approval for the erection of a single storey extension to a rural village cottage. The extension provides a large kitchen diner together with a utility room to the cottage. Read More

Site Granted Full Planning Permission for Residential Development

Wed 4 April 2018

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval for the erection of 5 dwellings which includes 1 affordable dwelling. Read More

Full Planning Permission Granted for Replacement Dwelling

Tue 27 March 2018

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning permission for the replacement of an existing rural cottage. Read More

What a Transformation!

Fri 23 March 2018

Sometimes a small addition can provide all the extra space that you need. A small rear sunroom added to a converted barn in North Shropshire. Read More

Farmyard Redevelopment Scheme Granted Full Planning Permission and Listed Building Consent

Fri 23 March 2018

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval and listed building consent for the redevelopment of a farmyard to the South East of Worcester. Read More

Changes to Permitted Development Rights for Agricultural Buildings

Mon 12 March 2018

New legislation due to come into effect on the 6th April 2018 will relax the permitted development rights for agricultural buildings and increase the range of potential development opportunities. Read More

Planning permission gained to convert a Grade II listed barn into 4 dwellings

Mon 12 March 2018

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval, and listed building consent for the change of use of a traditional part brick, part timber barn into four dwellings. Read More

Planning permission gained to convert a Grade II listed outbuilding into a Podiatry Clinic

Wed 14 February 2018

McCartneys LLP planning and survey department have obtained full planning approval and listed building consent for the change of use of an old pigsty into a podiatry clinic on the outskirts of Worcester on behalf of private clients. Read More

Busy and successful year for McCartneys LLP Planning and Survey Department

Wed 27 December 2017

A busy year for the planning and survey department at McCartneys in 2017, and a highly successful one to.  A year which has seen the submission of 69 planning applications to 11 different local planning authorities, ranging from the Welsh Coast to the Midlands, down to South Wales. Read More

‘An upturn in demand for house surveys for the surveying department'

Mon 9 March 2015

Following a slow winter and start to the new year due to the slowing housing market and the bad weather, McCartneys Planning and Surveying Department has been pleased to see a rise in the number of enquires received for both Homebuyers and Building Surveys. Read More