Planning

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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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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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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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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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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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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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:

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Approval of Indoor Snow Centre

by Paul Addison on January 31, 2019 No comments

Swindon Borough Council’s planning committee have approved plans for a £270 million indoor snow centre and leisure centre.

North Star Village is set to become the fifth snow slope designed by the practice, and only the seventh in the UK.

Included in developer Seven Capital’s plans are:

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