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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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An Additional 50 Towns Anticipated to Receive Funds

by Paul Addison on September 25, 2019 No comments

50 more towns are set to profit from the £1 billion ‘Future High Streets Fund’, reveals Boris Johnson, taking the total number of towns to benefit from the fund to 100.

The funds could be used to:

  • turn empty retail units into homes and workplaces,
  • improve transport and access into town centres,
  • invest in vital infrastructure.
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London’s Upward Extension’s

by Paul Addison on February 27, 2019 No comments

By this summer (2019) homes will be built on the top of London rooftops.

A £9 million funding deal, from the government’s £4.5 billion Home Building Fund, has been agreed by Homes England with an airspace developer for properties to be developed across 5 locations;

  • Tooting,
  • Wanstead,
  • Walthamstow,
  • Putney,
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Instruction to Insure New-Builds Are Attractive

by Paul Addison on November 16, 2018 No comments

A directive to indorse a better design and style of homes has been launched by housing secretary, James Brokenshire.

To ensure new developments are more likely to be welcomed than fought, practical measures will be established so new developments meet the ‘needs and expectations’ of communities.

Actions to reinforce ‘design quality and community engagement’, with the character of the area to be considered are included in the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

The ‘Building Better, Building Beautiful’ Commission will take these actions further, says the government.

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Hull Residents Reject Neighbourhood Plan

by Paul Addison on September 25, 2018 No comments

Amongst accusations of poor consultation, Hull residents have rejected a neighbourhood plan.

For the Thornton area, 58% of residents voted against adopting the neighbourhood plan.

With 203 residents voting in favour of the plan, and 281 rejecting it, the turnout of the electorate was less that 18%.

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Former Leicestershire Colliery Given The Go Ahead

by Paul Addison on July 10, 2018 No comments

An application to redevelop the former Snibston colliery site has been given the go ahead by the North West Leicestershire District Council’s (NWLDC) planning committee.

This comes alongside the recommendation from the planning officer.

Despite companies trying to keep it open, in 2015, the colliery, which was a popular attraction, was shut down by Leicestershire County Council (LCC) to save money, and since then has been demolished.

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Inspectorate’s Decision For 350 Dwellings Challenged By Council

by Paul Addison on July 5, 2018 No comments

It has been revealed that a planning inspector’s decision to approve 350 dwellings in Thornbury, will be challenged by South Gloucestershire Council.

For outline permission, The Cleve Park application by Welbeck Strategic Land LLP additionally included a 70-unit elderly care facility, as well as 1,150 square metres of commercial community floorspace.

From the 350 dwellings, 35% were anticipated to be affordable with 14 self-build plots.

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Khan’s Affordable Housing Threshold Method

by Paul Addison on June 12, 2018 No comments

Sadiq Khan’s threshold method in providing affordable housing in London has been ruled in favour by a High Court judge.

If a development provides a minimum of 35% affordable housing, this meted will permit them to be accelerated through the planning system.

Towards the end of 2017, the following developers launched a judicial review of the threshold approach.

  • McCarthy & Stone,
  • Churchill Retirement Living,
  • Renaissance Retirement.
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50% Of Councils Say Affordable Housing Need Is ‘Severe’

by Paul Addison on June 4, 2018 1 comment

63% of UK councils say their affordable housing need is severe, per a report published by the Association for Public Service Excellence (APSE).

A further 35% of the 141 councils that responded to a survey question said their need was moderate.

The report, (Delivering Affordable Homes in a Changing World), written and researched by the Town and Country Planning Association says that a shortage in investment in “genuine affordable housing” and “deregulation of planning” is limiting the local authorities capability in delivering the homes needed.

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94% of people want the best service possible, what are you doing?

by Paul Addison on May 4, 2018 No comments

Per the Solicitors Regulation Authority, a law firm’s status encompasses more than just the cost in choosing a conveyancer, with the largest-ever behavioral trial on price and decision-making in legal services.

The trial exposed that 6% of customers choose the cheapest solicitor, and 1% because for value for money.

Just under 75% of the public chose a conveyancer based on the suggestions of associates. Having said this, it is maintained by the SRA that the findings “underpin its transparency agenda”, highlighting data that consumers make better decisions when a firm’s website quotes their prices.

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Paul Addison94% of people want the best service possible, what are you doing?