Purbeck District Council Local Plan Review Update

Purbeck District Council has published new evidence ahead of its forthcoming focussed consultation on the Local Plan Review, due at the end of January 2018. Key highlights include: Objectively assessed need for housing The Council’s current local plan housing target is 120 homes per year and the 2015 Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA) said it Read more about Purbeck District Council Local Plan Review Update[…]

North Dorset Issues and Options Document cleared for consultation

North Dorset District Council is undertaking a review of its Local Plan.  A draft Issues and Options Document has been put before Cabinet and endorsed for consultation.  The Document suggests that a step change in housing delivery is needed.  The Council has been cognisant of the findings of the Strategic Housing Market Assessment for Eastern Read more about North Dorset Issues and Options Document cleared for consultation[…]

Planning permission for 31 apartments secured in Havant

Chapman Lily Planning is delighted to have secured outline planning permission for 31 apartments in Havant after a lengthy, but constructive, dialogue with the Local Planning Authority.  The consented scheme involves the loss of a public house and the erection of a new three storey building on a 0.35ha site close to the town centre. Read more about Planning permission for 31 apartments secured in Havant[…]

The tricks and treats of development success

Chapman Lily Planning was delighted to take part in ‘the ticks and treats of development success’ Breakfast Seminar at the Harbour Heights in Poole.  Speaking alongside representatives drawn from other professions, Brett Spiller (Director at Chapman Lily Planning) set out his top tips and tricks to an audience of developers, land promoters, property investors and Read more about The tricks and treats of development success[…]

Report published on the issues associated with agricultural to residential conversions

A new report has been published by ‘Planning’ which highlights the high refusal rates in relation to prior approval applications for agricultural-to-residential conversions. The report examines the complexity of the regulations and whether the aim of the regulations – to boost rural housing supply has been achieved. ‘Planning’ have reported that rural lobby groups attribute Read more about Report published on the issues associated with agricultural to residential conversions[…]

Secretary of State minded to approve Dorset Council reorganisation

Sajid Javid, the Secretary of State for Local Government, confirmed in a written statement to the House of Commons yesterday that he was minded to approve the proposal to create two new unitary authorities in Dorset. The proposal will see the creation of one unitary authority consisting of Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch and the second Read more about Secretary of State minded to approve Dorset Council reorganisation[…]