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Planning Permission Granted For 3,000 Homes In Sussex

by Paul Addison on October 25, 2019 No comments

Planning permission for 3,000 new homes in Burgess Hill has been approved by Mid Sussex District Council’s planning committee.

Once discussed with the community, Homes England, who own the 494-acre site known as the Northern Arc, will work with developers to propose detailed planning applications.

Additionally, the development is set to provide;

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Outline Plans Supported by South Cambridgeshire District Council’s Planning Committee

by Paul Addison on July 15, 2019 No comments

Outline plans to develop the earlier Waterbeach Barracks site has received support from South Cambridgeshire District Council’s planning committee.

The councils newly adopted local plan, has designated the western half of the site for a new town.

Included in the Urban&Civic plans are:

  • Up to 4550 new homes,
  • 1,950 affordable homes,
  • Upgrades to road, cycle and public transport,
  • Community facilities,
  • A secondary school,
  • Three primary schools,
  • Seven hectares of allotment, community orchard space and parks.
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Funds To Expose Spare Public Land

by Paul Addison on November 13, 2018 No comments

To permit the public sector to build homes, a £15 million fund has been opened to bidders.

The latest funding round of One Public Estate will see the programme place a specific importance on unlocking surplus public land for housing supply, a partnership between;

  • the Local Government Association (LGA),
  • the Office of Government Property within the Cabinet Office,
  • the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG).
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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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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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4,650 London Mega-basements Approved Over The Last Decade

by Paul Addison on May 23, 2018 No comments

Throughout the last 10 years, the number of mega-basements approved in London reached 4,650, revealed a study by Newcastle University.

These basements include:

  • 1,000 gyms,
  • 380 swimming pools,
  • 460 cinemas,
  • 380 wine cellars,
  • 120 staff rooms.

The depth of these basements combined reached an astonishing 50,000 ft.

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Shropshire Development Given the Go Ahead

by Paul Addison on April 24, 2018 No comments

A development involving 600 new dwellings on land to the north of Shrewsbury Road in Oswestry has been approved by Shropshire Council’s North planning committee.

Areas of open public space, (with all matters reserved except access), are additionally included in the outline application.

Though the development co-insides with the planning officer’s recommendation, it is a matter of whether J Ross Developments (the applicant) enters into a section 106 agreement for;

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The Importance of a 5 Year Housing Supply

by Paul Addison on January 11, 2018 No comments

A surprisingly high amount of councils does not have a 5-year housing supply in the South East and East.

If a local authority cannot provide a 5-year housing supply, the presumption is in favour of any development applications, regardless if the land is green belt, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or even a National Park.

Put simply the benefit outweighs the harm caused by an under supply.

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Khan Allegedly Ignoring Land For 27,000 homes

by Paul Addison on January 5, 2018 No comments

Per Andrew Boff, London Assembly member, new guidelines in Sadiq Khan’s London Plan has led to Hundreds of hectares of land designated in Housing Zones being disregarded for housing.

Stricter regulation on Strategic Industrial Land are included in the draft London Plan that was published in November.

Due to this, if the sites are to be used for housing, councils will now have to offer “like-for-like” replacements.

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Housing Could be Delivered by Transforming the Space Above Shops

by Paul Addison on January 3, 2018 No comments

The Federation of Master Builders (FMB) research, has implied that 90% of MPs believe that by renovating the space above shops could help in overturning the shortage in housing.

Additionally, the research suggested that some 89% of MPs believe by transforming this space, it could lead to a boost in local growth.

By altering empty spaces above shops, the chief executive of the FMB, Brian Berry, believes roughly 300,000 to 400,000 homes could be produced.

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