Tag: Planning Policy

Draft Revised National Planning Policy Framework

Draft Revised National Planning Policy Framework

Our Senior Planner, Mark Campbell takes a look at the key changes

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West Berkshire Property Forum

West Berkshire Property Forum

Evans Jones are hosting a breakfast event on Monday 11th June for anyone looking to develop property in the West Berkshire area.

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West Berkshire refuse permission for major strategic site

West Berkshire refuse permission for major strategic site

West Berkshire Council have refused planning permission for a key strategic site allocated by their adopted Core Strategy.

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Planning Practice Guidance revised following Court of Appeal ruling on Affordable Housing

Planning Practice Guidance revised following Court of Appeal ruling on Affordable Housing

Further to the recent Court of Appeal decision to restore affordable housing exemption, revised Planning Practice Guidance has been issued.

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Court of Appeal ruling restores affordable housing exemption

Court of Appeal ruling restores affordable housing exemption

A recent Court of Appeal decision has restored the 'vacant building credit' and exempting small sites from affordable housing contributions.

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Housing and Planning Bill receives Royal Assent

Housing and Planning Bill receives Royal Assent

Following agreement from both Houses, the landmark Housing and Planning Bill is now a Royal Act of Parliament

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Housing and Planning Bill goes through House of Lords

Housing and Planning Bill goes through House of Lords

As the Housing and Planning Bill completes its Committee Stage and enters the Report Stage in the House of Lords, we look at the latest amendments to the Bill.

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Rights to convert offices to residential dwellings made permanent

Rights to convert offices to residential dwellings made permanent

In an announcement from the government last week, it has been confirmed that rights, which allow offices to be converted into homes, will be made permanent from 6th April.

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Planning Discussion: Proposed Housing and Planning Bill

Planning Discussion: Proposed Housing and Planning Bill

The new Housing and Planning Bill has received its first reading in the House of Lords. There will now follow a second and third reading, followed by any amendments, before the Bill achieves Royal Assent and becomes an Act of Parliament.

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Successful bid to open up retirement apartments to under 50's

Successful bid to open up retirement apartments to under 50's

Evans Jones have won approval to remove the legal obligation for apartments at London Road, Gloucester, to only be occupied by people aged 50 years and above.

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DCLG to Appeal against High Court for Affordable Homes threshold ruling

DCLG to Appeal against High Court for Affordable Homes threshold ruling

Government give permission to appeal against a High Court ruling, which has removed a policy to exempt affordable homes from small developments.

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New Planning Guidance issued for 'Traveller' planning applications and appeals

New Planning Guidance issued for 'Traveller' planning applications and appeals

Following consultation last year, the Government has published updated policy guidance for the determination of planning application and appeals for gypsy and traveller sites.

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