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
Affordable Housing and Financial Contribution ThresholdsMay 20th, 2016 | Posted by in News - (Comments Off on Affordable Housing and Financial Contribution Thresholds)
Housing and Planning Bill enactedMay 20th, 2016 | Posted by in News - (Comments Off on Housing and Planning Bill enacted)
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 LetsMay 13th, 2016 | Posted by in News - (Comments Off on Lake District National Park Holiday Lets)
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 obligationsMay 11th, 2016 | Posted by in News - (Comments Off on Small site exemption from affordable housing obligations)
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