HOUSING campaigners last night urged Theresa May to go beyond hollow words and slash planning regulations to fix the housing crisis – after she pledged just £2 billion for new council homes. Hitting back at the Prime Minister’s speech, Shelter demanded Ministers “bring down the huge cost of land by changing current planning laws” as well. They say “this will make it cheaper to build the genuinely affordable homes we desperately need.” Shelter CEO Polly Neate said last night: “There are over a million households on social housing waiting lists, and yet last year we built the lowest number of social homes at any point since the Second World War. But she warned the speech must be “this must be the start and not the end.” She told The Sun: “What we need to see now is many more social homes actually being built, as well as a big shift in attitude towards viewing social housing as a right for hard pressed families across the … [Read more...] about Campaigners urge PM to go beyond hollow words and slash planning regulations
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PUBLISHED: 10:06 23 July 2018 | UPDATED: 10:37 23 July 2018 Andrew Boothby Rothamsted Manor in Harpenden is Grade I listed, meaning it is "a building of exceptional interest". Picture: John Mathews Archant Own a listed building? Be mindful of the planning challenges, says Andrew Boothby of Aitchison Raffety Andrew Boothby, Aitchison RaffetyThere are around 500,000 listed buildings in England, more than 800 of which are located in the St Albans District. Owning or living in a listed building is a big commitment and comes with a number of obligations and responsibilities. Maintaining or altering a listed property can be a challenging and complex process; however it can also be very rewarding. St Albans Clock Tower is Grade I listed. Picture: Alan DaviesA listed building is a building or structure that is considered to be of ‘special architectural or historic interest’. While many buildings are interesting architecturally or historically, in order to be listed a … [Read more...] about What is a listed building and what are the planning regulations involved in maintaining and altering such buildings?
Robbie Williams and neighbour Jimmy Page are still battling over building plans. On Tuesday the former Take That star's plans for an underground swimming pool were postponed after objections from the Led Zeppelin guitarist. A decision over planning permission was deferred at a committee meeting at Kensington Town Hall pending legal assurances. The celebrity musicians have been locked in a feud for the past four years over proposals for Williams's home in Kensington, West London. The row centres around the singer's plans for an underground gym and swimming pool linked to his Grade II listed home Woodland House. But Page, 74, fears construction work could damage his Grade I listed gothic revival mansion Tower House and its ornately decorated interior of stained glass, decorative plasterwork and ceramic tiling. The Stairway To Heaven and Battle Of Evermore guitarist said vibrations and ground movement in particular could cause irreversible damage, with the homes around 13 metres apart. … [Read more...] about Robbie Williams’ plans for swimming pool postponed after Jimmy Page objects
0 Post a comment Saturday, 19 May 2018 - Local People by Contributed Item - Contributed Item @twitter.com/gem_news [email protected] Residents in a quiet cul-de-sac in Bridgend who have jointly spent thousands of pounds battling a decision to open up their street as access to a new development are waiting to hear if a High Court judge will overturn it. The group of residents in Walters Road are seeking the judicial review in relation to a development of 15 homes on the old Coed Parc Library site off Park Street. It was given approval in December 2017.While residents in Walters Road support the development, they object to the way 10 of the homes will be accessed by extending their cul-de-sac onto the site.They say the original entrance off Park Street – the A473 – which is being used for five homes should be used for all 15, highlighting road safety issues at the St Leonard’s Road/Park Street junction which would be used by vehicles accessing … [Read more...] about Coed Parc planning dispute heads for Cardiff High Court
The Lodge Farm, Brinklow and Coton House housing plans should be axed from the Local Plan, said Government inspector Mike Hayden. Mr Hayden made the recommendations in a letter he wrote to Rugby council after the recent second round of Local Plan hearings ended.In the letter, which Rugby council received today, Mr Hayden said that, subject to further public consultation and sustainability appraisal, the Lodge Farm, Brinklow and Coton House allocations of housing should be removed, with additional housing on the proposed allocations at Long Lawford and Binley Woods to compensate.He further states that additional protection should be given to the Brandon Stadium site, and land should be set aside for two years in case it is needed for a possible secondary school at Coton Park East.In the letter Mr Hayden argues the proposal to build 1,500 homes at Lodge Farm in Daventry Road near Grandborough is not sound. He states: "I am not persuaded it is a location which could be made sustainable in … [Read more...] about BREAKING: Government inspector recommends 1,500 home Lodge Farm plan be scrapped from Rugby’s Local Plan