conveyancers

All posts tagged conveyancers

Compulsory purchase reform declares Sharma

by Paul Addison on September 29, 2017 No comments

With a plot of streamlining and accelerating the compulsory purchase process, Alok Sharma, the housing and planning minister, has broadcasted a fresh package of measures.

This in theory should be allowing local authorities and other organizations to obtain land needed for development and infrastructure projects.

Alok Sharma said the following:

READ MORE
Paul AddisonCompulsory purchase reform declares Sharma

6,000 new home Hampshire development Plans go in

by Paul Addison on March 23, 2017 No comments

An outline planning application for 6,000 (30% affordable) new homes in Hampshire has been submitted by developers.

The scheme is planned to be at Welborne in an area of almost 1,000 acres, which is just north of Fareham and proposed by Buckland Development Limited.

The chairman for Buckland Development Ltd, Mark Thistlethwayte, said:

READ MORE
Paul Addison6,000 new home Hampshire development Plans go in

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.

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

New Guidance Published Amid Soaring Skyscraper Applications

by Paul Addison on December 18, 2015 No comments

Historic England has published revised guidance on the impact of tall buildings amid a surge in applications for new skyscrapers. London is at the heart of this dash to reach for the skies, but big schemes are stacking up next to Georgian and Victorian estates that have conservationists and communities worried.

The Government’s statutory advisor on heritage issues said tall buildings should make a positive contribution to city life but warned they can also seriously harm places.

READ MORE
Paul AddisonNew Guidance Published Amid Soaring Skyscraper Applications

Autumn Statement: Housing – “Can we build it?”

by Paul Addison on December 4, 2015 No comments

The Chancellor’s Autumn Statement and Spending Review has committed the Government to a new target for affordable housing starts (400,000 units by 2021) and further reforms to the planning system which included a proposal to allow previously developed brownfield sites in the green belt to be developed in the same way as other brownfield land.

Other planning reforms signaled will involve establishing a new delivery test on local authorities to ensure “delivery against the number of homes set out in local plans”.

The Statement also promised measures to accelerate the release of public land for housing  and ensure  the release of unused and previously undeveloped commercial, retail, and industrial land for ‘Starter Homes’.

READ MORE
Paul AddisonAutumn Statement: Housing – “Can we build it?”

Ingleby Barwick is full – but applications keep coming

by Paul Addison on November 23, 2015 No comments

More than 400 objections by residents over 3 successive applications have plunged the town of Ingleby Barwick, Teeside into disarray over claims it is fit to bursting with houses already.

The area has faced three successive scheme proposals from two different developers, as residents feel their green boundaries are coming under constant attack.

READ MORE
Paul AddisonIngleby Barwick is full – but applications keep coming