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Q2 2021 Planning Updates

Kirkby Diamond's new Land Planning & Development Team's quarterly newsletter providing updates in the planning world. 

Cycling business gets on its bike in Bedford move


A cycling business has selected Bedfordshire as the location for its new UK office headquarters.

House prices soar by 10% over 2020/2021

Land Registry have recently announced new house price figures for July 2021. Since April 2021, at a national level average house prices increased 0.9%, whereas a 10% surge in house prices from April 2020 has meant the average house price in the UK is £254,624 (£275,000 in England).

Divine inspiration as office suites created at converted chapel

Three new independent office suites, that could appeal to companies downsizing their operations as more staff work from home, have been created at a converted chapel in Luton.

Changes on the horizon for residential ground rents

Back in early 2021, the Government formally responded to the Law Commissions report on residential Leasehold Reform. Following the Queen’s speech on the 13th May 2021, the Leasehold Reform (Ground Rent) Bill was announced to help combat issues surrounding ground rents for over one million leaseholders across the country.

Green Lane or maybe not so green?

By now you will have heard about the recent appeal case involving residential development on Land Off Bullens Green Lane, Colney Heath, situated within designated Green Belt.

Kirkby Diamond trio in top 10 property dealmakers

Three Kirkby Diamond commercial property specialists have been included in the industry’s top 10 dealmakers.

Bollywood studios brings star quality to Luton

A major Bollywood movie company is setting up UK studios after agreeing a deal to let a warehouse in Bedfordshire.