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Hannah Payne

Hannah Payne has written 5 posts

  • 25 Feb
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    Government Reforms to S106 negotiations…helpful or a hindrance?

    This week the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) published their consultation on Section 106 (S106) negotiations in response to the Autumn Statement 2014. This included a commitment to consult on measures to speed up the negotiation and agreement of S106 agreements as part of its commitment to delivering a faster and more effective planning system.

    Despite these reforms, we have some concerns over how these changes will work in practice and whether they will ultimately be a helpful way of speeding up the planning process or actually be a hindrance to developers in reaching a mutually beneficial position with the LPA. Let’s not forget what the aim is…to start development as soon as possible?

  • 05 Dec
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    Perfect time to sell your land

    Looking to sell off some land… then it may be the perfect time to do so!

    Savills article Momentum builds across UK land markets published in August of this year reported a growth in UK greenfield land values of 2,7% in the second quarter of 2014, bringing year on year rises to 9.8%, the highest rate of annual price growth recorded for three years. The values of urban land increased by 2.1% bringing annual growth to 8.5%

  • 15 Sep
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    How the government's planning performance measures could impact your development

    The government's planning performance measures have hit the headlines of late. As part of the drive to hasten the rate of development in Britain, policymakers have increasingly stepped in to strip powers from planning authorities that fail to meet targets in terms of both speed and the quality of decisions they've made.

    Developers seeking to undertake projects in areas affected by these measures have the option to sidestep local authorities and take their application straight to the planning inspectorate. And in this guide, we'll take a look at the policy behind this process and consider examples of how it's worked in practice.

  • 11 Aug
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    An OFL otta applications!

    NJL Consulting have submitted 6 planning applications at various Oak Furniture Land stores across the UK on behalf of JB Global to facilitate the expansion of the existing stores. The company is seeking to increase their store presence by building on online sales with a large store portfolio to compliment the online offer.  

  • 04 Aug
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    Planning policy: Why you need to worry about your weight

    Is weight causing you issues? When it comes to planning - it might be harming you more than you realise.

    No, we’re not trying to persuade you to sign up to the latest fad diet – but instead offering an insight into the confusing notion of applying ‘weight’ in planning.

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