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618 Dwelling Scheme Blocked

by Paul Addison on August 29, 2019 No comments

Proposals for a development consisting of up to 618 new homes, (40% affordable), has been voted against by members of Caerphilly County Borough Council’s planning committee.

Although this differed from the advice of officials, the vote was unanimous,

It is anticipated that once the committee has gathered to validate the refusal, and their reasons for doing so, developers PMG Ltd and Persimmon Homes will appeal the decision.

The controversial greenfield site, situated on the edge of the town, south-west of Lansbury Park and Mornington Meadows, has sparked thousands of objections.

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The Government’s Housing Goal Will Not Be Met

by Paul Addison on August 14, 2019 1 comment

It has been suggested that the government’s goal of delivering 300,000 homes per year will not be met using the current process for calculating housing need.

Presented in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) last year, the planning consultancy Lichfields had evaluated how the ‘standard method’ would meet the governments targets, through calculating the minimum number of dwellings each council should plan for.

To achieve the goal of 300,000 homes a year, the government needs to deliver more than the minimum, as this will deliver only 273,000 homes.

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Wildlife Is to Be Better Protected by Developers

by Paul Addison on August 9, 2019 No comments

Developers have been informed by James Brokenshire, the Housing Secretary, that they need to be doing more to protect the British wildlife.

Using systems like hedgehog highways, hollow swift bricks, and creating drainage areas to create wetlands for bird and amphibians, the government has set out new guidelines explaining how developers should be protecting certain British species.

Developers should be taking into consideration the long-term impact their developments will have on ecosystems, both throughout and post construction, says the government.

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40,000 Dwellings Fulfilled by Homes England

by Paul Addison on July 29, 2019 No comments

In the time between April 2018 and March 2019, 40,289 dwellings have been completed by the government’s housing accelerator, Homes England.

Throughout the same period, 45,692 homes were started on site under programmes managed by Homes England.

These are the highest levels of completions in 4 years, and the highest levels of starts in 9 years, per the organisation.

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Outline Plans Supported by South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Planning Committee

by Paul Addison on July 15, 2019 No comments

Outline plans to develop the earlier Waterbeach Barracks site has received support from South Cambridgeshire District Council’s planning committee.

The councils newly adopted local plan, has designated the western half of the site for a new town.

Included in the Urban&Civic plans are:

  • Up to 4550 new homes,
  • 1,950 affordable homes,
  • Upgrades to road, cycle and public transport,
  • Community facilities,
  • A secondary school,
  • Three primary schools,
  • Seven hectares of allotment, community orchard space and parks.
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Fancy getting your hands on a signed Arsenal shirt?

by Paul Addison on June 26, 2019 No comments

DevAssist is thrilled to be supporting the Rockinghorse Children’s Charity and we would love for you to get involved too.

Rockinghorse is a Brighton-based charity that has been supporting children for over 50 years. Their mission is to improve the lives of sick children by raising money for life-saving and cutting-edge medical equipment, whilst ensuring that children are treated in an environment better suited to their needs. They believe no matter where they are, children should always be allowed to be children.

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Birmingham’s 10-year Housing Plan Published

by Paul Addison on June 24, 2019 No comments

Plans to build 2,708 new homes by 2029 have been published by the Birmingham Municipal Housing Trust (BMHT).

An assortment of housing styles are anticipated to be included in the 10-year programme.

Modular dwellings will permit the Birmingham City Council to unlock previously unused, smaller sites.

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Land for Housing in Rushcliffe is Obtained by Homes England

by Paul Addison on May 30, 2019 No comments

With the goal of developing 3,000 homes, and 100,000 square metres of employment space, the government housing accelerator, Homes England, have obtained 250 acres of land in Rushcliffe.

Known as Fairham, the site totals 605 acres.

To produce the scheme over the next 10 years, Homes England will work in partnership with the other landowners, CWC and Rushcliffe Borough Council.

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Regeneration of Woking Suburb

by Paul Addison on May 21, 2019 No comments

A post war housing estate has been granted approval by Woking Borough Council’s planning.

The goal is to regenerate the 74-acre site in the Woking suburbs into a ‘sustainable, community-focused’ neighbourhood, with the present number of dwellings doubling from 570 to 1,142, half of which will be affordable.

695 homes have detailed consent, and 834 homes have planning permission.

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Approval Granted For £1bn Purfleet Regeneration

by Paul Addison on May 15, 2019 No comments

Outline planning permission has been granted by Thurrock Council’s planning committee, for a £1 billion proposal.

Purfleet Centre Regeneration Ltd (PCRL), (a joint venture between Urban Catalyst & Swan Housing Association), submitted the plans for Purfleet on Thames.

Up to 2,850 homes are included in the plans, as well as; shops, restaurants, a medical centre, community facilities, a new town centre, upgrades to the rail station, improved riverside area, a new primary school, a 1,000,000 square feet media village with art, film and TV studios and new parks and leisure spaces.

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