on October 25, 2019 No comments
Planning permission for 3,000 new homes in Burgess Hill has been approved by Mid Sussex District Council’s planning committee.
Once discussed with the community, Homes England, who own the 494-acre site known as the Northern Arc, will work with developers to propose detailed planning applications.
Additionally, the development is set to provide;
READ MORE Planning Permission Granted For 3,000 Homes In Sussex 10.25.2019
on October 14, 2019 No comments
Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Council have received a plan submission from land promotion specialists, Richborough Estates, encompassing 600 new homes, 40% of which will be affordable.
The 600 new dwellings, which will array from one-bed apartments to five-bed detached homes, as well as a 62-bed care home will be constructed on a 113-acre housing site between Wimborne and Poole.
It is incorporated in the plans that over 50% of the site will be made up of retained and improved green space, including;
READ MORE Dorset’s 600-Home Plan 10.14.2019
on October 9, 2019 No comments
A mixed-use regeneration plan has been submitted to Bristol City Council.
The application, designed by AHMM’s Bristol team, would see the regeneration of the Silverthorne Lane site submitted by Feeder Estates LLP, (a partnership managed by Square Bay).
This segment is anticipated to deliver:
READ MORE Bristol’s Mixed-Use Plan Submitted 10.09.2019
on October 3, 2019 No comments
The wait may soon be over for Sussex’s first IKEA superstore.
Following the New Monks Farm site in Lancing being granted planning permission in October 2018, with councillors voting 5-3 in favour of the plans, work could be started before 2020.
The development is anticipated to include:
Over 600 homes,
The provision of a country park,
The relocation of the Withy Patch Gypsy and travellers’ site,
A new roundabout to replace the Sussex Pad junction on the A27,
A pumping station.
READ MORE Sussex’s First IKEA 10.03.2019
on September 25, 2019 No comments
50 more towns are set to profit from the £1 billion ‘Future High Streets Fund’, reveals Boris Johnson, taking the total number of towns to benefit from the fund to 100.
The funds could be used to:
turn empty retail units into homes and workplaces,
improve transport and access into town centres,
invest in vital infrastructure.
READ MORE An Additional 50 Towns Anticipated to Receive Funds 09.25.2019
on September 18, 2019 No comments
Endeavouring to cut the sheer volume of plastic used during construction, Accord Housing Association has committed to building ‘virtually plastic-free’ housing.
12 dwellings are anticipated to be built, using substitutes to fit kitchens, bathrooms & windows and lessening the amount of plastic used in building materials.
It is mentioned, that the building sector is accountable for over 60% of the resource use in Europe.
Additionally, the housing construction sector is responsible for 30% to 50% of material use.
READ MORE ‘Plastic-Free’ Homes 09.18.2019
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.
READ MORE 618 Dwelling Scheme Blocked 08.29.2019
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.
READ MORE The Government’s Housing Goal Will Not Be Met 08.14.2019
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.
READ MORE Wildlife Is to Be Better Protected by Developers 08.09.2019
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.
READ MORE 40,000 Dwellings Fulfilled by Homes England 07.29.2019