brownfield site

Inland Homes unveils potential for 1,650 new homes

Housebuilder Inland Homes has secured three new brownfield sites in Barking and Dagenham with a combined potential for over 1,650 new homes.
build to rent, randalls way, Mole Valley

Committee resolution secured for build-to-rent scheme in Mole Valley

Nexus Planning has secured Committee resolution to grant for Randalls Way, the first build-to-rent development in Mole Valley.
housing scheme, affordable housing, homes,

Brick By Brick submits plans for 170 affordable homes

Brick By Brick has submitted three schemes consisting of 170 homes on small sites across the borough for planning permission.

Plans in for £200m Oriel eye care centre in Camden

Plans have been submitted to Camden Council for Oriel, a brand new centre for eye care, research and education in Camden.
Anglia Square,

Weston homes to fight Robert Jenrick’s refusal of Anglia Square revamp

Weston Homes has said it will fight Robert Jenrick’s decision to refuse planning permission for the £271m Anglia Square redevelopment in Norwich.
A303 Stonehenge,

Green light for new section of dual carriageway on A303 Stonehenge

Development consent has been granted to construct a new section of dual carriageway on the A303 Stonehenge.
planning applications, Householder applications,

Householder planning applications continue to rise

In October 58,963 planning applications were submitted, an increase of 23% compared to the previous year, according to the latest report from the Planning Portal.
planning process, technology,

Technology can transform the planning process

Alex Tosetti, chief commercial officer of VU.CITY, explores how technology can transform the planning process.
regeneration scheme.

Go-ahead for Gateshead’s £260m regeneration scheme

Gateshead Council has approved plans for the development of a £260m arena-led regeneration scheme which will see the creation of around 2,000 new jobs.
planning system, SME housebuilders

One in three housebuilders want ‘broken planning system’ fixed

One in three housebuilders want the ‘broken’ planning system fixed to boost construction activity, says the Federation of Master Builders (FMB) in response to the government’s consultation on the Planning White Paper.
development in Exeter

Plans in for build-to-rent development in Exeter

Developer Eutopia Homes has submitted a planning application for a second development in Exeter to deliver 51 new apartments.
Productive Placemaking

Productive Placemaking: Place, planning and productivity

Bob Blackman MP, chairman of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Building Communities, discusses its latest report, Productive Placemaking.
Housing crisis, standard method,

Revised formula for assessing housing need: The North-South divide

Antony Pollard, head of economics at Turley, discusses the debate around the changes to the Standard Method in calculating housing need, and whether those changes square with the government’s levelling-up agenda.
Planning policy reforms, planning reform, planning system

The impacts of planning reform on employment land

After speaking at the Westminster Briefing event on Planning Policy Reforms Under the New Government, Institute of Economic Development director Stuart Hardisty looks at where the recent and proposed reforms to the planning system will take us.
Stevenage regeneration, Mace

Green light for Stevenage town centre regeneration

Mace has received planning permission for SG1, the regeneration of Stevenage Town Centre.
Solar farm, EDF

EDF plans for a new solar farm at Tye Lane

EDF Renewables is planning to develop a new solar farm at Tye Lane near Bramford, which could generate enough low carbon electricity for the domestic needs of 9,690 households annually.
social housing, land banking

Social housing provision: Reconciling social need and commercial risks

Recent research suggests 40% of homes granted planning permission in England go unbuilt. Katy Klingopulos of BDB Pitmans examines land banking, the changing nature of development and how we can tackle the housing shortage.
suburban build-to-rent,

Green light for suburban build-to-rent scheme in Doncaster

The first suburban Build-to-Rent (BtR) scheme of 60 houses in Doncaster has been given the green light by Doncaster Council.
Orchard Park,

Plans in for Orchard Park development in Cambridge

Cambridge Investment Partnership (CIP) has submitted a revised planning application to South Cambridgeshire District Council for the mixed-use development, Parcel L2, Orchard Park after working with Mole architects.
Secondary Legislation, planning applications

Are planning changes eliminating local scrutiny by the back door?

Wide-ranging government proposals would result in a concerning reduction in the level of scrutiny planning applications receive from local councils and the people they represent, says Lord German OBE of the cross-party Secondary Legislation Scrutiny Committee.
planning system, property industry,

‘Technology and data at the heart’ of planning system reforms

Property industry experts have called for the government to prioritise data standardisation, collaboration and community engagement in planning system reforms.
North Manchester General Hospital,

Sheppard Robson to transform North Manchester General Hospital

Architect Sheppard Robson has been appointed to transform the North Manchester General Hospital (NMGH) estate, creating integrated health and social care facilities.

Go-ahead for £100m green neighbourhood in Edinburgh

Edinburgh Council has approved ambitious £100m plans to transform Meadowbank into one of Edinburgh’s greenest neighbourhoods.
build-to-rent development

Green light for major Barking build-to-rent development

A major new mixed-use build-to-rent development in Barking, East London has been given the green light.
recycling centre,

Sunderland waste and recycling centre gains planning permission

Construction of the new recycling centre is expected to begin later this winter after City Council plans to relocate its current Beach Street centre to the former Rolls Royce site at Pallion.
Falkirk headquarters,

Falkirk Council approves new office HQ and arts centre

Plans for a new Council headquarters building containing an Arts Centre, central ‘hub’ and library has been approved Falkirk Council.

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