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A £183m council housing investment has been agreed

by Paul Addison on March 9, 2017 No comments

A £183 million investment has been agreed by the Birmingham City Council to put into its council housing. 

A £168.626 program has been approved by the council’s cabinet for investment into Its stock of council properties

On top of this a £14.797 million investment has gone into other programs such as:

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Paul AddisonA £183m council housing investment has been agreed

680-home new neighbourhood is approved for Eastleigh by the Communities Secretary

by Paul Addison on December 9, 2016 No comments

Initially refused by the borough council, outline proposals for a new sustainable neighbourhood of up to 680 new homes have been allowed on appeal by Sajid Javid.

This has come after he concluded that adverse impacts of the scheme do not significantly and demonstrably outweigh the identified benefit.

The 45-hectare site (close to a Botley Park Hotel and golf course) is planned to be developed on land north west of Boorley Green near Eastleigh, Hampshire.

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Paul Addison680-home new neighbourhood is approved for Eastleigh by the Communities Secretary

Due to ‘gap’ conflict Hampshire homes are blocked

by Paul Addison on November 22, 2016 No comments

Plans for 225 new homes as well as a care home on a greenfield site in Hampshire by the developer Hallam Land Management, have been dismissed by Sajid Javid, the Communities Secretary, as a result of the environmental and social risks.

This is despite Eastleigh District Council blocking the scheme, being unable to demonstrate a five-year housing land supply.

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Paul AddisonDue to ‘gap’ conflict Hampshire homes are blocked

A third runway at Heathrow airport decided by ministers

by Paul Addison on October 28, 2016 No comments

The government have formally stated that they are in support of the third runway at Heathrow airport being developed.

They government have stated they are in support of the first new full length runway in south-east England due to the £61bn boost to the UK economy it will bring. Having said that, Heathrow faces the potential of a list of legal challenges to its airport capacity decision. Zac Goldsmith, a Conservative MP, has already resigned over the issue.

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Paul AddisonA third runway at Heathrow airport decided by ministers

Norfolk scheme for 390 new homes approved by Javid

by Paul Addison on September 21, 2016 No comments

It has been decided by the Communities Secretary to allow the Wymondham development appeal, due to the economic and social benefits overshadowing the opposing impacts.

Funded by 390 new homes, a rugby club in Norfolk is proposing to move from its current home in Wymondham, to a purpose-built complex. Sajid Javid, the Communities Secretary, is in support of some earmarked for the club’s existing site.

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Paul AddisonNorfolk scheme for 390 new homes approved by Javid

Minister encouraged to explain the governments aims regarding local plans

by Paul Addison on August 3, 2016 No comments

MP’s have asked the planning minister to explain how the latest administration proposes to reform the legislative and local plan making process.

The chair on the Commons Communities and Local Government Committee, Clive Betts, has cornered Gavin Barwell (the new planning minister) regarding the new administration’s legislative and local plan reform proposals.

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Paul AddisonMinister encouraged to explain the governments aims regarding local plans

A ‘U-turn in Stockton housing scheme causes “fury” in the Council

by Paul Addison on June 10, 2016 No comments

A 550 home development at Ingleby Barwick has been allowed outline proposals after the government reconsidered the appeal decision.

The leader of Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council (Bob Cook), has badly responded to Greg Clark’s choice to give consent an appeal over outline proposals by the developer Tiviot Way Investments Ltd. this is for 550 new dwelling on an area of land located at Ingleby Barwick.

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Paul AddisonA ‘U-turn in Stockton housing scheme causes “fury” in the Council

New permitted development rights confirmed

by DevAssist Team on April 9, 2015 No comments

Ahead of general election purdah, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles confirmed important secondary legislation which introduces new permitted development rights from 15 April as well as newly consolidated Development Management Procedure Order. Pickles confirmed the Order in a written Commons statement (25 March).

This will simplify and streamline the planning application process for local planning authorities, applicants, and other users of the planning system.

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DevAssist TeamNew permitted development rights confirmed