0 Have your say Permission has been given to build almost 700 new homes to the north of Melton with developers being required to pay around £6million towards the cost of the town’s approved partial bypass. Borough councillors backed outline plans for two associated developments on sites in the Melton North Sustainable Neighbourhood, which is available land allocated for required new housing in the council’s newly-established Local Plan, which governs development policies and opportunities up to 2036.One of the schemes - off Scalford Road, to the north of John Ferneley College, would provide for up to 400 new properties to be built, as well as an extension to the college to meet the extra demand for places there from the new development.The other proposal is for up to 290 new homes, at Sysonby Farm off Nottingham Road, a new primary school and opportunities for businesses to be set up.Both sites would be bound to the north by the recently-approved … [Read more...] about Approval given for almost 700 new homes in Melton
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As Boris Johnson makes himself at home in Number 10 today, the first question he’ll ask is: “which room is mine?” It’s not as simple as bagsying the top bunk and preparing for the housewarming party; now that he is Prime Minister, Johnson’s life is about to be sequestered by the nation. From the decor of his new digs to whether he will still cycle and what it all means for current Downing Street resident Larry the Cat, here’s everything you need to know about the PM’s new domestic life. The address Behind the famous black front door there is actually a series of houses, with two comfortable flats above No 10 and No 12. Historically, the prime minister lived at No 10 but Tony Blair set a new precedent. “Since Blair, PMs now tend to live in the larger flat, number 12, and Chancellors live above No 10, but this may change,” says Dr Jack Brown, the first Researcher in Residence at 10 Downing Street and author of No 10: The … [Read more...] about Everything you need to know about Boris’ new home
A housing developer is running an environmentally friendly offer to would-‘bee’ homeowners near Sleaford. Lovell has pledged to give away a free bee nesting block to anyone who reserves a new home at one of its developments in Lincolnshire this week.The Bee Brick, as it is known, provides a nesting site for solitary bees.Solitary bees have no queen or honey to protect, meaning they are non-aggressive and do not sting. They are currently facing a dramatic decline in numbers due to disease, an increase in chemical use and habitat loss. Pollinators such as solitary bees account for one third of the food we eat.Gemma Tovey, sustainability co-ordinator for Lovell, said: “As a responsible developer we are committed to helping to improve the areas in which we build for the benefit of the whole community and this includes the local wildlife too!“The Bee Brick is a really stylish addition to any garden and we hope that this campaign will help raise awareness of plight of … [Read more...] about A new home, plus one for bees
Derelict garages off a major Staffordshire Moorlands road could be demolished to make way for new homes - if plans get the go-ahead. Developers W.R & K Barker have applied for outline planning permission to build six three-bedroomed properties on the vacant site off Broad Street in Leek. The site, currently occupied by 'lock up garages in various states of repair' is accessed from a driveway between Premier Garage and All Car Tyres and Exhausts. Now council officers have recommended Staffordshire Moorlands District Council grant outline planning permission at their next planning meeting. In a design and access statement the developers said the garages on the brownfield site would be knocked down as part of the work. Their statement added: "The removal of the redundant garage units will readily serve to enhance the appearance of the site, however simply removing the buildings it likely to cause a more harmful impact on the beauty and landscape of the area, and it may possibly become … [Read more...] about New homes plan for lock-up garages site to get go ahead
PUBLISHED: 16:47 21 May 2019 David Hannant: Local democracy reporter A masterplan for 160 homes, a residential village, care home and retail facility in Swaffham. Picture: Abel Homes/Savills Abel Homes Two planning applications which would see a combined 260 new homes built in a west Norfolk town are to be decided next week. Breckland Council could rubber stamp two separate proposals for developments in Swaffham at its planning committee on Tuesday, including a major mixed use application from Abel Homes.This bid, for land off Brandon Road, would see up to 160 homes built, along with up to 40 assisted living houses, a 64-bed care home and 650m/sq of retail space.The proposals would make use just over 32 hectares of farmland and has been recommended for approval by planning officers.The same, though, can not be said about proposals for up to 60 homes from Woods Hardwick Planning Ltd at Princes Street in the town - which officers have tipped for … [Read more...] about Could 260 new homes be on the way for Norfolk market town?