Home Truths

November 25th, 2015 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off)

“…Using S106 agreements to fill the gap caused by building too few homes is a zero-sum game. If we don’t build enough homes, raising the proportion available for affordable rent comes at the cost of building even fewer homes to buy- raising prices and leaving even more reliant on renting. The real answer is to … Read more

Arnside and Silverdale Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Local Plan

November 24th, 2015 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off)

South Lakeland District Council and Lancaster City Council are consulting on an Issues and Options document as part of the preparation of a joint local plan. If you have land holdings in the area and you wish to promote the land for residential development please give Chris Garner a call to discuss.

Eden Local Plan

November 24th, 2015 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off)

Eden District have issued a Proposed Submission Version of their Local Plan for the period up to 2032. The authority seek on site affordable housing for schemes of 4 dwellings and above and for parts of the District local occupancy housing. If you are considering a housing scheme in Eden please give Chris Garner a … Read more

Lancaster Local Plan

November 24th, 2015 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off)

Lancaster City have issued a consultation document which refers to several major strategic land releases for housing a with mixed use, seek to accommodate 8,000 new houses by the year 2031. If you wish to discuss the implications of the proposed housing land releases, please give Chris Garner a call.

National Park Boundaries

November 24th, 2015 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off)

The Secretary of State has announced that revisions to both the Lake District and Yorkshire Dales National Park boundaries are to take effect on 1st August 2016. Once the additional land forms part of either National Park, permitted development rights will become more limited. Conversions of agricultural buildings to residential consent under the prior approval … Read more