A draft local plan which would deliver more than 15,000 homes for South Kesteven over 25 years is set to be approved by senior councillors. The revised plan will go before the council’s cabinet on May 10 and outlines the authority’s ambition to deliver housing for the region until 2036.The projection will also include homes completed in the area since 2011.Council’s are legally required to adopt a local plan in order to outline future developments and to give guidance on whether or not an application can be granted.The proposals outline an ambition by the council to build 625 new homes a year, which totals 15,625 properties in the planned period.If given approval, the draft plan will be submitted to the government’s planning inspectorate who will then examine the proposals.Included in South Kesteven’s local plan is a proposal for 3,700 new homes in Grantham as part of the Spitalgate Heath Garden Development.The project is one of 14 garden villages planned … [Read more...] about South Kesteven District Council draft local plan proposes to deliver more than 15,000 homes
Drafting house plans
A row has broken out between residents and council chiefs over the future of a games area on a South Tyneside estate. People living on Harton Moor in South Shields have hit out after it was discovered the ball court used by youngsters sits on land which could be earmarked for houses.It could mean the area would be demolished along with part of the former Brinkburn Comprehensive School site - leaving youngsters with no where to go.The court was paid for with £33,000 raised by residents, the area’s ward councillors and police in a bid to tackle the anti-social behaviour which once blighted the area.The row has broken out the council handed over the lease for Brinkburn Community Centre - now named Brinkburn Charitable Interest Organisation (CIO) - after funding cuts meant the local authority was no longer able to retain the running costs for community centres. It was discovered the boundary line drawn up by the council of land now under the CIO’s control does not include … [Read more...] about Fears for future of South Shields games area as housing plans drawn up
Medway Council has been accused of ignoring 12,000 people after including Lodge Hill in its draft local plan.Ownership of the land was passed to Homes England who is now preparing a proposal to build on 47.8 hectares of the 365 hectares of land owned by the government, as stated in the local plan draft. Outline plans suggest 2,000 homes and a primary school could be built as well as a local centre for businesses and retail.The land was declared a Site of Special Scientific Interest in 2013 based on its nightingale population.So when plans to build 5,000 homes - which has now been reduced to 2,000 – were put on the table there was outcry from local residents.The Royal Society for the Protection of Birds has now encouraged people to share their views again and stop the council from destroying one of the last remaining homes of the nightingale.Chris Corrigan, the RSPB’s England director, said: “Every year the tiny nightingale flies thousands of miles from Africa to spend … [Read more...] about Council slammed for ignoring public’s concern over housing plans.
Green belt land will be used for the development of housing and employment sites as Calderdale Council prepares to release its draft local plan for consultation. The Local Plan will make the provision for the delivery of the homes, employment space and public facilities in Calderdale for the next 15 years.Under the proposals, green belt will be released. Calderdale’s green belt extends to 22,820ha. (Calderdale is 36,280ha). The Local Plan is suggesting a potential reduction of some 500ha which is approximately 2 per cent of the district’s green belt.Mark Thompson, the Council’s Director of Economy and Environment, said there is still scope for brownfield development in towns and expects about 54ha of new housing to come from these sources. “However, it is important to be realistic and to acknowledge that many of the more viable brownfield sites have already been built out, and the borough needs a mix of opportunities if future needs are to be met,” said … [Read more...] about Calderdale’s draft Local Plan to reveal sites and green belt for development
Plans for a major housing scheme between Cramlington and Bedlington are to be discussed at a council meeting. The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) is seeking outline planning permission for up to 501 homes north of the A192 at West Hartford.Local residents are invited to hear a presentation on the scheme at Cramlington Town Council’s meeting on Thursday (March 22) at 6.15pm at Concordia Leisure Centre.Matt Verlander, a planning consultant working for the applicant, will outline the case for the application.Town clerk Bob Baker said: “The town council has already lodged its strong objection on the grounds that the proposal lies outside Cramlington’s settlement boundary and that there is already more than enough land available for new housing to meet demand up to 2031.“The council fears that this application will eat further into open countryside and threaten to physically join Cramlington with Bedlington.”He added that the proposed site is allocated as … [Read more...] about Controversial housing plans to be discussed