A planning application for the redevelopment of the former Bolton College site in Horwich for up to 140 new homes, submitted on behalf of Bowsall Ltd, has been approved by Bolton Council.
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How will the recent government reshuffle impact on planning, and will the unificatioon of the Housing and Planning portfolios for the first time in five-years help solve the housing crisis?
It has been one year since the deregulation of planning allowing empty office space to be converted to residential housing. Manchester City Council, conscious of the limited amount of office space in the city centre, quickly applied for an exemption, but what has been the impact on Greater Manchester as a whole?
Yesterday saw the annual state opening of parliament and the Queen’s Speech setting out the government’s legislative programme up until the next election. While the proposals on pensions and the recall of MPs will no doubt grab the headlines, we’ve learnt by now that the coalition can’t resist tinkering with the planning system. So what do they have in store?
The granting of residential planning permission on employment sites can present an excellent opportunity to increase land values and make higher returns on investments. In this blog we take a look at how this can be achieved and offer advice for those looking to profit.
Ed Miliband’s announcement today of measures to increase the number of new homes being built has brought the practice of ‘Land Banking’ into the spotlight once again.
In this article, we consider whether there is any substance behind these alleged practices, and what the numbers really tell us.