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Developments in Devizes and Crewe looking to have varied futures

by Paul Addison on October 5, 2016 No comments

An appeal for 350 new homes to be developed to the north-east of Devizes has been refused by Javid, however he has approved a development in Wistaston, Crewe, for 300 new homes to be built on farmland.

On top of this, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid will be deciding the future of another two major housing proposals in Wiltshire and Cheshire. For both of the mentioned circumstances, the decisions made are followed on from the inspectors who conducted the inquiries.

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Paul AddisonDevelopments in Devizes and Crewe looking to have varied futures

Housing permissions on the up according to latest stats

by Paul Addison on May 19, 2016 No comments

An increase in the amount of private housing units approved as “main driver” has been recognised by Housing Pipeline.

In 2015, 255,032 new homes were granted planning permission in England. Information taken from from the latest Housing Pipeline report from the Home Builders Federation (HBF) and industry data collector Glenigan shows that this is a 57% raise since the low point of 162,204 in 2009.

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The local planning process being cheated by developers

by Paul Addison on April 29, 2016 No comments

Just before Christmas the DCLG Select Committee inquiry report into how the NPPF is working in practice was published

When conducting this it was discovered by the committee that developers were abusing any loopholes in the agenda. This is leading to developments that area not desired by locals and the community.

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Rail stations could be developed into 10,000 new homes says Ministers

by Paul Addison on April 21, 2016 No comments

This week in an announcement made by ministers, it has been claimed that by developing railway stations and the land that surrounds them it could be creating thousands of new homes and job opportunities.

It will also supposedly notably boost the local growth of the surrounding area.

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Paul AddisonRail stations could be developed into 10,000 new homes says Ministers

Statistics regards affordable housing

by DevAssist Team on March 21, 2016 No comments

This years UK Housing review has emphasised the figures from the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH). They have exposed that the government is investing a whopping £42bn in the private market.

However only £18bn will be invested into the affordable housing sector, that’s only 30% of the total investment being made on houses.

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A negative report on the governments housing policies has been issues by a Lord

by DevAssist Team on March 9, 2016 No comments

Opinions have been added by peers to those who have already been criticising the government’s current policies, saying they are going to struggle to meet the demand for both quality and quantity of new houses that are needed.

A report that advises the government to elect a, chief built environment advisor has been published by The Lords Select Committee.  This is with the intention to get higher standards over all the government departments regarding the built environment.  

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DevAssist TeamA negative report on the governments housing policies has been issues by a Lord

Be a shepherd, not a sheep

by DevAssist Team on February 8, 2016 No comments

With house sales, building and prices all on the rise, opportunity knocks once again for those involved in the conveyancing industry in 2016.

Never has there been a need for conveyancers to ensure the highest levels of client care, not just to protect clients’ interests but also to safeguard practice reputations…and their PI.

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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.

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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’.

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