South Lakeland Housing Completions

December 30th, 2015 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off on South Lakeland Housing Completions)

South Lakeland District Council has published half year housing completion results for the period up to 3oth September 2015. These results indicate that housing completions continue to be significantly below Core Strategy requirements. Garner Planning has calculated that since the start of the plan period in 2003/04 only 51% of the housing requirement has been … Read more

Egg Homes

December 11th, 2015 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off on Egg Homes)

South Lakeland District Council’s Planning Committee members are to be applauded for their vision in granting planning permission for the residential development at Hincaster of 22 dwellings. Whilst planning officers considered a residential development at the former poultry farm was not acceptable, members, following a site visit, granted outline planning permission for residential development on … Read more

Affordable Housing Definition to Change

December 10th, 2015 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off on Affordable Housing Definition to Change)

The Department of Communities and Local Government are consulting on a proposed change to the definition of affordable housing, which will  “expand the range of low cost housing opportunities for those aspiring to own their own home.” Low cost market and starter homes (for first time buyers under 40, sold at a discount of at … Read more