NJL Consulting have submitted an outline application for up to 200 new homes and a new community facility in Sandbach, Cheshire on behalf of HIMOR Group.
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1. Cheshire East don't have the worst success rate at appeals in the northwest. But who does?
A common objection to new housing development by members of the public is that we don't need to build quite so many homes. In this article, we consider whether that is actually the case.
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?
When the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) came into force, one of the key criticisms levelled at it by objectors was that it would be a licence to concrete over the Green Belt; that England’s green and pleasant land would be no more. But has that dystopian vision come to pass? And if so, how can you get planning permission on a Green Belt site?