Affordable Housing and Financial Contribution Thresholds

May 20th, 2016 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off)

Following the Government’s success in the Appeal Court revised Planning Practice Guidance has been introduced today which indicate that:- ¬†contributions should not be sought from developments of 10-units or less, and which have a maximum combined gross floorspace of no more than 1000sqm ¬†in designated rural areas, local planning authorities may choose to apply a … Read more

Housing and Planning Bill enacted

May 20th, 2016 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off)

The Housing and Planning Bill received Royal Assent on 13th May. The Government seeks to achieve 200,000 Starter Homes by 2020. Regulations are to follow providing further detail.  

Lake District National Park Holiday Lets

May 13th, 2016 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off)

Garner Planning has secured planning permission for two holiday lets in Longsleddale. The site is in the open countryside and involves the conversion of an existing barn and a single storey extension to the barn. If your property has traditional farm buildings that you consider has the potential to convert then please call Chris Garner … Read more

Small site exemption from affordable housing obligations

May 11th, 2016 | Posted by Chris Garner in News - (Comments Off)

The Court of Appeal has today ruled that small housing sites should be exempt from the need to provide affordable housing. The Government appealed against an earlier High Court decision that found in favour of Reading and West Berkshire Councils. Today’s decision is to be welcomed. It means that more sites will come forward for … Read more