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Yesterday MHCLG released new housing data. Annual housing supply in England amounted to 222,190 net additional dwellings in 2017-18, up 2 per cent on 2016-17. The 222,190 net additions in 2017-18 resulted from 195,290 new build homes, 29,720 gains from … Continued

Tewkesbury

Tewkesbury Borough Council are currently consulting on their draft plan (TBP), which will allocate sites for housing and employment development, as well as providing planning policies to guide future development in the borough. The consultation runs until 30th November 2018 … Continued

high street

Included within last Monday’s Autumn Budget was the announcement that The Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has launched a consultation on a package of planning reforms. Titled Supporting the high street and increasing the delivery of new … Continued

Recent ONS figures and housing need

Recent figures from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) show reductions in household formation for lots of councils (LINK). Nationally they suggest a need for 159,000 additional households per year. This is in contrast to The Ministry for Housing and … Continued

Replacement dwelling in Stroud

A great piece of collaborative work across a project team which consisted of our Plainview Planning consultants, a Cotswolds based architects practice, and a landscape architect firm has resulted in a planning approval for a contemporary yet functional designer home, … Continued

Pre-commencement conditions

Despite existing good practice it would seem that the days of collaborative working, when a planning officer would advise or discuss with agents and applicants the planning conditions to be attached to a development proposal before issuing their decision, are waning. … Continued

Hereford small (1)

Herefordshire Council are currently consulting on the Hereford Area Plan. They are currently undertaking a “Call for Sites” and are seeking to identify sites for housing over the period to 2031. The Council are keen for more brownfield sites, however all submissions are … Continued

Ariel view rural housing

Our recent appeal win for a change of use from a café to family home, highlights the importance of a holistic planning approach when seeking residential development in rural locations. The project background: The site comprises a single dwelling and … Continued

sketch of site and annexe accommodation

September already and after a busy summer, the fruits of our hard work are already rolling in. Most recently we have secured retrospective planning permission for a 1x bed residential flat in the rural setting of Danbury and Bicknacre, Essex. … Continued

James Brokenshire NPPF

Tuesday 24 July 2018 saw the publication of the Revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), six years on from its original release. Our review of the draft revisions back in March 2018 identified some potentially exciting changes for smaller landowners … Continued