Urban extension

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Making London a National Park City?

by Paul Addison on August 24, 2017 No comments

Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has released his plans to turn London into the world’s first National Park City.

He will be using planning measures to help him achieve it.

The aim of the mayor is to turn London into one of the greenest cities on earth.

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293,127 New Homes Granted Permission

by Paul Addison on April 27, 2017 No comments

In 2016, planning permission was granted for 293,127 new homes.

Since 2006 when the HBF Housing Pipeline survey began, this is the highest yearly total, and is also a sign that an upsurge in house building will continue in the future.

Depending on how many houses have been completely developed 3 to 4 years in the future, generally gives you an idea to the number of permissions granted.

A delay would suggest the time taken to direct the planning system from an outline permission to the stage construction can commence.

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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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White paper disappoints on dealing with shortage

by Paul Addison on March 13, 2017 No comments

According to a report, with the housing white paper cited as example, the government’s industrial strategy of coordination includes very minimal verification across government departments to achieve “an economy that works for all”.

It has been commented by the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee that the industrial strategy, published in January 2017, contains a list of policy interventions but;

“lacks the framework for future decision-making which could be the core of a long-term strategy”.

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The ‘Green Belt of the Future’ seminar

by Paul Addison on March 10, 2017 No comments

According to the chair of the Natural Capital Committee, green belt should be preserved and treated as a crucial feature of the country’s natural capital ‘asset register’.

The ‘Green Belt of the Future’ seminar was hosted at the GLA building in London, where Professor Dieter Helm was speaking.

Helm spoke of noting;

“Decades of an almost entirely fruitless debate between people who think that the economy is on one side of the debate and the environment on the other”.

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Cinema scheme in Redhill approved

by Paul Addison on February 6, 2017 No comments

A £40 million multiplex cinema, restaurants and shops in Redhill town centre has been approved by Reigate & Banstead Borough Council’s planning committee.

Included in the redevelopment scheme will be: 

  • A six-screen cinema,
  • Up to 11 glass-fronted shops,
  • Family-style restaurants on the ground and first floors,
  • 153 studio,
  • One and two bedroom flats for private rent from five to 13 storeys,
  • Basement car parking,
  • Cycle storage,
  • Public realm.
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A £250 million revamp of a Woking estate is supported

by Paul Addison on August 11, 2016 No comments

The Woking Borough Council’s planning committee have approved the first phase of the Sheerwater estate regeneration scheme.

The £250 million regeneration of the Sheerwater estate plans to develop just under 1,000 new homes.

The estate was built after the Second World War as an overspill development. It occupies an area of Woking which is in-between West Byfleet golf course and the Basingstoke Canal.

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Combines authority in support of North East rail strategy

by Paul Addison on August 3, 2016 No comments

An investment (the has been agreed by the North East Combined Authority) of £1bn has been made to Metro and local rail services with the hope of it:

  • To put towns and communities back on the national railway map,
  • To improve the journeys for the passengers,
  • To jolt the expansion of a high quality local rail for different areas.
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Report “justifying” green belt urban extension is released Oxford Council

by Paul Addison on June 15, 2016 No comments

A review has been requested for the council report of Oxfords green belt inner boundaries which will be allowing strategic housing allocations.

A report has been released by Oxford City Council. The report is in favour of its housing need has has not reached expectation is dealt with through urban extension, this will be closest to the city and will include a loss of some existing green belt.

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