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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.
Paul AddisonOutline Plans Supported by South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Planning Committee

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.

Paul AddisonFancy getting your hands on a signed Arsenal shirt?

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.

Paul AddisonBirmingham’s 10-year Housing Plan Published

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.

Paul AddisonLand for Housing in Rushcliffe is Obtained by Homes England

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.

Paul AddisonRegeneration of Woking Suburb

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.

Paul AddisonApproval Granted For £1bn Purfleet Regeneration

Holloway Prison Site Bought by Peabody

by Paul Addison on April 8, 2019 No comments

By means of a £42 million loan from the Mayor of London, the former HM Prison Holloway site has been purchased by housing association Peabody.

By 2022, working with developer London Square, Peabody must have started work on over 1,000 dwellings, 60% of which, need to be for social rent, shared ownership or London Living Rent.

The chief executive of Peabody, Brendan Sarsfield, said:

Paul AddisonHolloway Prison Site Bought by Peabody

£200m Makeover for Derelict York Site

by Paul Addison on March 26, 2019 No comments

A former nine-acre gasworks site in York, now derelict, is anticipated to undergo a £200 million Gross Development Value, (GDV), transformation to a 700-dwelling neighbourhood.

To construct the scheme, North Star have partnered with private rental housing operator Moda Living and its joint venture partner Apache Capital Partners.

The brownfield site has been vacant for 10 years and is anticipated to be transformed into a new residential community, with retail space and community use, (subject to planning consent).

Paul Addison£200m Makeover for Derelict York Site

Grosvenor Biscuit Building Scheme Rejected by Southwark

by Paul Addison on March 7, 2019 No comments

Due to the absence of affordable housing, the London Borough of Southwark has rejected the £500 million redevelopment of a former biscuit factory into a build-to-rent scheme.

The 15.3-acre site, situated near Bermondsey Tube Station and neighbouring the old Lewisham and Southwark College campus, would have provided 1,342 build-to-rent properties.

Additionally, retail and leisure space, offices, and a 600-place secondary school in buildings ranging from 4 – 28 storeys in height would have been included in the scheme. 

Paul AddisonGrosvenor Biscuit Building Scheme Rejected by Southwark

London’s Upward Extension’s

by Paul Addison on February 27, 2019 No comments

By this summer (2019) homes will be built on the top of London rooftops.

A £9 million funding deal, from the government’s £4.5 billion Home Building Fund, has been agreed by Homes England with an airspace developer for properties to be developed across 5 locations;

  • Tooting,
  • Wanstead,
  • Walthamstow,
  • Putney,
Paul AddisonLondon’s Upward Extension’s