on January 21, 2020 No comments
A 4% decline in planning applications between July and September 2019 has been seen compared to the same quarter in 2018, with District-level planning authorities receiving 106,500 applications.
Of these 106,500 applications, the statistics released by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) show that 90,600 decisions were granted, which is around 88%, with 87% of the larger applications being decided within 13 weeks, or the agreed time
According to the release, paralleled to the same quarter in 2018, 2019 saw district councils grant:
READ MORE A Decline in Planning Application 01.21.2020
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:
READ MORE Bristol’s Mixed-Use Plan Submitted 10.09.2019
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.
READ MORE Sussex’s First IKEA 10.03.2019
on September 18, 2019 No comments
Endeavouring to cut the sheer volume of plastic used during construction, Accord Housing Association has committed to building ‘virtually plastic-free’ housing.
12 dwellings are anticipated to be built, using substitutes to fit kitchens, bathrooms & windows and lessening the amount of plastic used in building materials.
It is mentioned, that the building sector is accountable for over 60% of the resource use in Europe.
Additionally, the housing construction sector is responsible for 30% to 50% of material use.
READ MORE ‘Plastic-Free’ Homes 09.18.2019
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.
READ MORE 618 Dwelling Scheme Blocked 08.29.2019
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.
READ MORE Wildlife Is to Be Better Protected by Developers 08.09.2019
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.
READ MORE 40,000 Dwellings Fulfilled by Homes England 07.29.2019
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.
READ MORE Birmingham’s 10-year Housing Plan Published 06.24.2019
A former nine-acre gasworks site in York, now derelict, is anticipated to undergo a £200 million Gross Development Value, (GDV), transformation to a 700-dwelling neighbourhood.
To construct the scheme, North Star have partnered with private rental housing operator Moda Living and its joint venture partner Apache Capital Partners.
The brownfield site has been vacant for 10 years and is anticipated to be transformed into a new residential community, with retail space and community use, (subject to planning consent).
READ MORE £200m Makeover for Derelict York Site 03.26.2019
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;
READ MORE London’s Upward Extension’s 02.27.2019