Emerging planning requirements to drive focus on ecological surveying

Ecological planning consultancy EPR has advised that, following the publication of the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), which includes a proposed requirement for projects to deliver environmental ‘net gains’, developers should move quickly to ensure that ecological surveys are carried out in a timely manner. The early summer months More...

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By Editor On Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Indigo officially opens new office in Birmingham

Indigo, RTPI Planning Consultancy of the Year 2017, has announced the opening of its latest office in Birmingham. Indigo is one of the UK’s largest independent planning companies. The Birmingham team, which includes More...

By Editor On Friday, September 8th, 2017

When it comes to the home, size does matter…

Struggling to find the house of your dreams, in a neighbourhood you love, at a price you can afford? Extending your home may be the answer; 75% of all residential applications in England were approved in 2016, More...

By Editor On Monday, July 3rd, 2017

‘Rights of Way’ and ‘Restrictive Covenants’ two of the top issues for developers

Developers have been warned of the importance of ascertaining the details of rights of way and covenants before purchasing land for redevelopment.  Speaking at the recent “Real Estate Development – Buyer Beware” More...

By Editor On Wednesday, May 11th, 2016

Glasgow development called into question

Architects behind a controversial plan to build 98 modern flats in one of Glasgow’s most prestigious conservation areas are being investigated over complaints they acted unethically by encouraging staff to lodge More...

By Editor On Wednesday, April 6th, 2016

First areas to push for faster brownfield land development

Pioneering councils are to help lead the way in bringing forward derelict and underused land for new homes, Communities Secretary Greg Clark has announced. 73 councils across England will pilot one of the new brownfield More...

By Editor On Sunday, January 31st, 2016

First wave of Starter Homes to begin with £8m government funding

Councils across England will share £8 million as a wave of successful bids paves the way for the first Starter Homes. The funding will help get shovels in the ground on 27 Starter Home sites across the country. The funding More...

By Editor On Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

Curo developing largest HA scheme in UK

Curo is developing what is thought to be the largest commercial scheme in the UK being led by a housing association.  The Bath-based social housing and support organisation plans 700 new homes, and the regeneration More...

By Editor On Thursday, December 5th, 2013

Simplified planning to speed up delivery of new homes

New measures to speed up the delivery of homes by cutting down unnecessary planning processes. New measures will speed up the delivery of homes by cutting down unnecessary planning processes and providing more More...

By Editor On Monday, November 25th, 2013

BPF launches business neighbourhood planning website

The British Property Federation will today launch a website to support business involvement in the neighbourhood planning process. The website provides a comprehensive resource for those businesses keen to engage More...