Development

Forewarned is always forearmed

by BGL Communications on June 5, 2020 No comments

We felt real sympathy for a couple in the news last month facing an impossible battle against development that will have real impact on their lives. In case you missed the article, the Campbells, a family in Lincolnshire have learnt that a large quarry is going to be built less than 100m from their home.

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Coronavirus & The Property Market

by Paul Addison on March 16, 2020 No comments

With the global economy showing indications such as the largest plunge in share prices since the 2008 financial crisis, and China’s economy threatening to contract for the first time in decades, how will the Coronavirus effect the property market?

Housebuilders thus far have been only been slightly affected, with small dips in their share prices.

The below leading housebuilders have been trading lower since mid-February, with their shares;

  • Berkeley & Vistry’s – no change,
  • Redrow – down over 1%,
  • Crest Nicholson – down 0.57%,
  • Barratt’s – down 0.03%.
  • Taylor Wimpey’s – up 0.24%.
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Illegal Barking Extension

by Paul Addison on February 5, 2020 No comments

Following the illegal extension to his property in Barking, without planning permission, a man has been fined £15,000.

Back in 2005, Laurence Hill applied for planning permission to build a first-floor rear extension to his property, which was refused by the council, and the Planning Inspectorate dismissed his subsequent appeal.

Despite this, 9 years later in 2014, planning enforcement officers discovered Hill had proceeded with the extension, and in February 2015, he was issued with an enforcement notice, stating the extension must be removed by June 2016.

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What is the risk of property development in your area?

by Paul Addison on January 27, 2020 No comments

For anyone involved in buying or selling a property, the risk of local development is important to understand. Property development can impact local infrastructure, the aesthetics of an area, views, traffic volume and of course, property value.

This impact isn’t always a negative, although we tend to be opposed to local development than for it! Disused buildings can quickly become eyesores and a magnet for anti-social behaviour. Developing these plots can have a hugely positive impact on an area, so understanding just what is planned and what has potential for planning in our neighbourhood is key.

Better the devil you know

How likely are you or your clients to be affected by property development?

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A Decline in Planning Application

by Paul Addison on January 21, 2020 No comments

A 4% decline in planning applications between July and September 2019 has been seen compared to the same quarter in 2018, with District-level planning authorities receiving 106,500 applications.

Of these 106,500 applications, the statistics released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) show that 90,600 decisions were granted, which is around 88%, with 87% of the larger applications being decided within 13 weeks, or the agreed time

According to the release, paralleled to the same quarter in 2018, 2019 saw district councils grant:

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Central London Plan Approved

by Paul Addison on January 9, 2020 No comments

In an attempt to distribute over 22,000 homes, City Plan 2019-2040, its development blueprint, has been granted approval by Westminster City Council.

The plan is designed and targeted to deliver:

  • Affordable homes, with 6/10 as intermediate housing.
  • The “right environment” for business success, with business floor space for 63,000 new jobs.
  • More open & green spaces.
  • 1,495 new homes every year for 10 years & over 22,000 up to 2040.
  • 1,850 new affordable homes by 2023.
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Planning Permission Granted For 3,000 Homes In Sussex

by Paul Addison 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;

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Dorset’s 600-Home Plan

by Paul Addison 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;

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Bristol’s Mixed-Use Plan Submitted

by Paul Addison 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:

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Sussex’s First IKEA

by Paul Addison 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.
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