PUBLISHED: 10:19 13 December 2018 | UPDATED: 10:19 13 December 2018 Andrew Hirst People living in Debenham objected to the plans for 295 new homes Picture: PHIL MORLEY Archant Suffolk villagers have accused district planners of an “outrageous” attempt to push through 295 new homes against the community’s wishes. Debenham Parish Council has been fighting Taylor Wimpey’s plans to increase the size of the village by nearly a third and hoped its neighbourhood plan would mean the council would reject the developers’ application.But Mid Suffolk District Council’s (MSDC) planning officers have recommended the application for approval when it goes before a committee on December 19. The recommendation has infuriated the parish council, particularly as it conflicts with the neighbourhood plan it spent six years working on with MSDC.The plan recently won the backing of an independent examiner, overcoming objections from Taylor … [Read more...] about Village fears backing for 295 new homes is first step towards ‘rural destruction’
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The number 187,180 is giving council bosses across Leicestershire a big headache at the moment. It is the number of new homes that need to be built across the city and the county by 2050, according to Government number crunchers who have have been poring over population projections. The figure has been described as ‘eye watering’ by some senior politicians in the county, and disputed by others who say it is impossible to plan so far into the future with any degree of accuracy. But this is the future amount of housing Whitehall is currently working to, and therefore the one in the minds of planning officers across Leicestershire who have the responsibility of finding land on which to have them built. The pressing question most people want answering is: Where will they all go? Understandably, residents want to know how their town, village or neighbourhood will be affected by new housing and employment sites. They want to know what it might mean for the schools near them, what … [Read more...] about 187k new homes must be built in Leicestershire. Where?
League One football club AFC Wimbledon is the latest London team to get a new stadium that will incorporate hundreds of homes in the development. The 12-acre site became available last year when Wimbledon Greyhound Stadium closed. It sits between the triangle of Garratt Lane, Plough Lane and the River Wandle and is already in the early stages of conversion into London’s newest football stadium — along with 604 new homes. AFC Wimbledon, born 17 years ago after the original Wimbledon FC moved to Milton Keynes and morphed in MK Dons, has been sharing a home ground in Kingston but should move into its new 10,000-seater ground in 2020, just as new homeowners are unpacking. GREAT FOR FIRST TIMERS — AND FOR THE FANS The first 114 homes, at Stadia Three, Wimbledon Grounds are now on sale in three seven-storey brick apartment buildings with shop space beneath. Prices for a one-bedroom flat of nearly 600sq ft in this initial phase start from £425,000. There’s a … [Read more...] about AFC Wimbledon is the latest London football club to get new homes at its new stadium
A new housebuilding project creating neighbourhoods and regenerating areas across London is being launched by Network Rail and Transport for London. The plan is to make a big dent in the Mayor’s target of 66,000 new homes a year by building about 15,000 on land that the two transport giants control. It’s a target that would dwarf the ambitions of even the largest private housebuilders. Crucial to the scheme will be wealthy partners who can help to develop the sites, so Network Rail chairman and former TfL boss Sir Peter Hendy, a Routemaster owner, invited developers on a bus tour of tasty opportunities in central London to whet their appetites. “Peter Murray [chairman of New London Architecture] and I have been doing these tours for non-profit causes, such as community work by the Westway Trust post-Grenfell and cycling road safety, for years,” says Hendy, who drives the bus, while Murray dons a conductor’s cap. “We’ve seen what local … [Read more...] about TfL and Network Rail to be among London’s biggest housing providers with plans for 15,000 new homes
The Evening Standard New Homes Awards champion excellence across the housing spectrum, from first-time buyer flats to big family houses; from factory lofts to dazzling one-off millionaire mansions. Judged by readers, this year’s winners include everything buyers seek: innovative architecture, skilful interior design, those essential eco-friendly features — and, of course, a huge dollop of glamour. BEST LONDON HOME WINNER and GRAND PRIX WINNER: Wittering House, Finsbury Park. Developer/architect: GPad Lond This modest yet elegant and comfortable two-bedroom house displays all the ingenuity needed to resourcefully create an affordable home with thought and style on a small plot of land. The development, on the former site of a small derelict garage in north London, will win the approval of London Mayor Sadiq Khan, who is urging developers to build well on small plots. Architect Charles Bettes spotted the potential of the pint-sized plot, measuring a mere six … [Read more...] about from Monty Python’s converted Camden studio to a tiny former garage — these are London’s best new homes 2018