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618 Dwelling Scheme Blocked

by Paul Addison 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.

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Report Implies 6,000 Homes Are Approved On Appeal

by Paul Addison on September 14, 2018 No comments

Per a report, of 78 appeals recommended for approval by council planning officers, but rejected by councillors in 2017, 65% were overturned.

This means 6,000 homes were approved.

Additionally, it was determined that 40% of homes were approved on appeal when an officer’s recommendation was refusal, and councillors also rejected the application in the report “Refused for Good Reason”.

In 35% of circumstances (4,000 dwelling), councillors were supported in overturning officer recommendations.

Paul AddisonReport Implies 6,000 Homes Are Approved On Appeal

Throughout England Playing Fields Are Being Protected

by Paul Addison on January 8, 2018 No comments

Per public body Sport England, in the scenario of planning applications advancing for permission, figures would imply that playing fields are being protected.

1,138 out of 1,200 (95%) of concluded planning applications that affected playing fields in 2015 & 2016 improved or safeguarded sports provision were seen by public body Sport England, as a statutory consultee.

Any developments that could ultimately cause the loss of a sports playing field require the local council to get in contact with Sport England.

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50% of house builders said to be ‘serial appealers’

by Paul Addison on December 15, 2017 No comments

Per to a poll of house builders, in a culture of ‘planning by appeal’, faith in the planning system is dropping.

The law firm Gowling WLG conducted a survey of 100 house builders.

The findings suggested that nearly 50% are “serial appealers”, with 30% of rejected applications being appealed.

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Government questioned by Khan to upturn money for housing

by Paul Addison on November 27, 2017 No comments

Per Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, London needs to distribute 66,000 new homes a year to meet growing demand

Khan has requested that the government pledge to “profoundly” raise the funding and powers available to London to meet this requirement.

Step one of Khan’s proposal is his wish for government funding for affordable houses in London to go back to the rate it was in 2009 and 2010.

According to City Hall, they use their Strategic Housing Market Assessment to calculate the figures.

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Over 240,000 first-time buyers Assisted by Help to Buy

by Paul Addison on June 30, 2017 No comments

Per the governments statistics, 240,000 first-time buyers have been legible to buy a house using Help to Buy.

According to the government, over 960,000 people have in total been aided by Help to Buy to save for a house.

The statistics imply that a minimum of 285,000 completions have gone underway using one or more of the Help to Buy schemes, 90% of these being outside of London.

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Bird & Bird have lost their efforts to set aside a ruling

by Paul Addison on May 11, 2017 No comments

Following a ruling that Bird & Bird had acted negligently over their clients purchase of a £26m property in Camden, London, they have lost their efforts to set aside a ruling.

I really do sympathise with 2Birds enormously and feel this is unfair. You might think it is strange that I say that, and suggest that my business has an interest in them losing. It does, but that does not change the fact that I feel 2Birds attempted to be diligent and thorough and yet have been hung out (I will tell you how this can be avoided later). I applaud every solicitor that wants to do a thorough and proper job on every case, and I really resent cheap conveyancing that does the bare minimum. This judgment punishes the former approach. I still maintain that the expansion of the school in question would not have made a jot of difference to the value of this investment property. This is proved by the fact that Elizabeth Murdoch paid £3 million more for the same property after Orientfield Holdings served a notice of rescission before completion.
This whole case hangs on the responsibility of the solicitor providing a Plansearch report to also produce a summary of its contents.

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Candy cane red and white striped London Townhouse decorated

by Paul Addison on April 25, 2017 No comments

It has been ruled by the High that a woman can ignore a council order to repaint her London townhouse after she decorated it in red and white stripes to look like a candy cane.

In 2015, the town house in Kensington was painted in candy stripes by Zipporah Lisle-Mainwaring, a property developer.

A notice to repaint it white was served after The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea deemed it ‘out of keeping’ with the rest of the zone.

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3% rise discovered in planning authority decisions

by Paul Addison on March 28, 2017 No comments

An overall of 435,600 planning applications have been decided.

112,100 different applications for planning permission were sent to district level planning authorities from September to December 2016, which is a 1% increase from 2015.

From October to December 2016, data has shown that there was a 1% upsurge from 2015, with 93,600 decisions, according to the Department for Communities and Local Government.

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Two housing developments given go ahead by Khan

by Paul Addison on March 17, 2017 No comments

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has approved two high-density developments, 30% of both being affordable housing.

In January, these applications where called in by Khan after they were refused by their borough councils, which was the first time he had done this since his election.

A short walk from Tottenham Hale station in Zone 3, is Hale Wharf, which includes 505 homes, at least 177 of which are affordable housing.

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