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.
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.
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.
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.
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.