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Affordable housing delivery in Battersea delayed by developers

by Paul Addison on May 11, 2017 No comments

On the landmark scheme, the developer in charge of London’s Battersea Power Station (BPS) has bene forced to delay some affordable homes on the scheme, due to an increase in construction and labour expenses.

“Wider economic changes” is what Battersea Power Station Development Corporation have said caused the delays.

103 affordable homes are to be relocated to a later phase of the development when an additional 147 homes are anticipated to be developed under a deed of variation to the section 106 agreement submitted to the London Borough of Wandsworth.

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Additional three-tower scheme is approved in Liverpool

by Paul Addison on May 4, 2017 No comments

The second triple tower in a week in Liverpool has been granted planning permission.

A local property firm, Vinco Group, had proposed the 381-bed scheme in Pumpfields, on the corner of Bevington Bush and Gardeners Row.

Three towers will be included in the scheme, which will vary from 9-19 story’s high and will be surrounding a shared courtyard.

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£1 million flat

by Paul Addison on April 25, 2017 No comments

According to research, throughout England and Wales, sales in £1 million flats have nearly trebled over the last 10 years.

Lloyds Private Banking gathered data which showed last year 2,967 flats worth £1 million or more were sold, this is a 196% increase from 1,002 flats in 2006.

96% of those properties were in London.

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Statement about Lower Thames Crossing favored route made

by Paul Addison on April 20, 2017 No comments

Chris Grayling, the transport secretary, has made a statement about the preferred route for a new Lower Thames Crossing. 

The crossing, which will produce a new link between the A2 and the M25, could be creating more than 6,000 jobs and boost the economy by more than £8 billion.

In the crossings first year, it is anticipated to carry 4.5 million heavy goods vehicles, as well as lessening the burden on the Dartford Crossing.

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Estate Regeneration Receives Cash Advance

by Paul Addison on March 28, 2017 No comments

Local authorities and housing associations throughout England will receive portions of the £32 million Estate Regeneration Fund with the aim of accelerating thousands of homes being built.

Aiming to help schemes in the primary phase, roughly 105 estates will be aided from the £32 million.

Several estates in Milton Keynes will be receiving money, and in Birmingham, the money will be utilised with the aim of commencing conversation with the locals and communities about the Meadway regeneration.

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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:

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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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A bleak picture pained of planning resources following new poll

by Paul Addison on January 11, 2017 No comments

Evidence following from joint research, found that some 90% of local authorities believe the government’s housing targets will be impossible to meet due to a lack of planning resources.

The joint report, from the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) and the Local Government Information Unit (LGiU), was the first of its kind to gather information from the experience of both local authorities and SME house builders from across the UK.

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Green light given for 227,200 new homes plan in Manchester

by Paul Addison on November 11, 2016 No comments

Authorities have approved and launched for public consultation regarding the first draft the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

It is aiming to, by 2035, supply 227,200 new homes across Greater Manchester. The views of Greater Manchester residents will now be sought during an eight-week consultation.

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Housing site short-fall reported by Ebbsfleet Garden City

by Paul Addison on October 17, 2016 No comments

Implementation framework for Ebbsfleet Garden City has found locations for 12,800 new homes, which is 2,200 less that the city’s planned 15,000.

A blueprint has been published for the development which includes proposals for a major new commercial centre which will be built around Ebbsfleet International Station, improvements to public transport systems, city parks and 12,800 new homes.

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