New homes get green light in Nottingham

Planning permission has been granted for 67 new homes at The Meadows in Nottingham, with work on this exciting development scheduled to commence as early as January 2014. The project, which has been given the green light by Nottingham City Council (NCC), is a partnership comprising Loughborough-based contractor and developer William Davis Ltd; housing More...

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By Editor On Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

Officers recommend approval for Cabe endorsed Olympic legacy scheme

A London Legacy Development Corporation planning committee has recommended approval for Chobham Farm, a new family neighbourhood designed for East Thames and London and Continental Railways by Pollard Thomas Edwards More...

By Editor On Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Two more communities vote in favour of their neighbourhood plan

Plans by local people to boost housebuilding in their areas were approved today (3 May 2013) when communities in 2 towns voted ‘yes’ for their neighbourhood plan. The votes mark 2 firsts – the first plan More...

By Editor On Friday, February 15th, 2013

Noise Manifesto calls for urgent planning reform to start ‘Quiet Revolution’ in building design

Business leaders back call for ‘better planning laws, not just less planning laws’ Manifesto urges Government to boost noise protection as part of National Planning Policy Framework Review As the Government More...

By Editor On Friday, January 18th, 2013

Bluesky’s LiDAR Surveys used for future planning issues

English local authority Rushmoor Borough Council is using LiDAR data from Bluesky to model the Hampshire towns of Aldershot and Farnborough. Captured using aircraft mounted laser scanners the detailed models and More...

By Editor On Monday, January 14th, 2013

GGF pleased with Consequential Improvements u-turn

The Glass and Glazing Federation (GGF) was pleased to hear the recent Government announcement that Consequential Improvements (CI) will not be implemented in Building Regulations 2013 for England. The England part More...

By Editor On Sunday, December 2nd, 2012

Proposed new powers will make it easier for families to make home improvements

The new powers will make it easier for for homeowners to make improvements in a way that also protects neighbours’ amenities, says Planning Minister Nick Boles. The reforms would, for a time limited period, slash More...

By Editor On Friday, October 19th, 2012

Relaxation of permitted development rights could lead to unsightly extensions

Will the proposed relaxation of Permitted Development rules lead to a surge in large unsightly extensions? Planning expert for The Northern Homebuilding & Renovating Show, Sally Tagg, says: ‘think again’ Chartered More...

By Editor On Monday, July 30th, 2012

Master plan for 10,000-home settlement approved

Plans for the proposed 10,000 home new town of Northstowe have taken another step forward as councillors have endorsed the masterplan for the site. Ten District and County Councillors on the Northstowe Joint Development More...

By Editor On Monday, July 23rd, 2012

Next steps to improve the planning system and support sustainable development

Further moves to simplify the planning system and make it more accessible to people in communities have been set out by Planning Minister Greg Clark. The package of measures includes proposals to make it easier More...