South Somerset District Council start review of their Local Plan

South Somerset District Council are consulting on issues and options in relation to new development and are consulting on the ‘best way to provide a new policy framework for planning and development’ this includes options for where new growth may go in the future, together with the identification of new housing sites. Once the consultation Read more about South Somerset District Council start review of their Local Plan[…]

Gosport Borough Council continues its call for sites

Gosport Borough Council continues its call for sites with the Council looking for sites which may be suitable to allocate for development in the emerging Gosport Local Plan Review.  The Council is also accepting submissions of potential brownfield residential sites for inclusion in their Brownfield Land Register. If you have a site in Gosport which you Read more about Gosport Borough Council continues its call for sites[…]

Proactive planning critical to large scale housing sites

A new RTPI study of six large housing developments in the South West of England has reported that large scale housing developments can have a positive effect on house prices, playing an important role in solving the housing crisis. Brett Spiller of Chapman Lily Planning is a longstanding member of the Regional Management Board of Read more about Proactive planning critical to large scale housing sites[…]

Planning Application fees increase moves a step forward

Chapman Lily Planning have previously reported on the delay to the Government’s proposal to increase planning application fees by 20% http://www.clplanning.co.uk/?p=501 . However, the Government has now started to move forward with it’s proposal for a 20% fee increase with draft regulations being laid before Parliament. As well as making provision for an increase in Read more about Planning Application fees increase moves a step forward[…]

A reminder – October saw the introduction of permitted development rights for change of use of light industrial to residential.

Permitted development rights now allow the change of use Class B1(c) light industrial buildings to Class C3 residential use. This is for a limited period of three years (although based on the Governments approach to other categories of change of use this could be extended). The change of use of light industrial floorspace to residential will not require Read more about A reminder – October saw the introduction of permitted development rights for change of use of light industrial to residential.[…]

Eastleigh Borough Council confirm they have a 5 year land supply

Eastleigh Borough Council have published their Housing Land Supply Position statement. The statement confirms that Eastleigh can now demonstrate a 5.26 housing land supply. This follows a number of years where the Council were unable to demonstrate a 5 year housing land supply.   The Council’s approach to calculating its 5 year land supply has Read more about Eastleigh Borough Council confirm they have a 5 year land supply[…]

Bournemouth Borough Council call for sites

Bournemouth Borough Council are carrying out public consultation in relation to the forthcoming review of the Bournemouth Local Plan.   The Council have published their ‘Initial Stakeholder Consultation and Request for Potential Development Sites’ document which is seeking views on the scope of the new Local Plan and also provides the opportunity to put forward Read more about Bournemouth Borough Council call for sites[…]