Despite being submitted in April 2015 the Bowes Gate Road application (15/1666N) has only recently been granted consent at the end of September this year. I had thought this had already gone through despite the massive opposition to its location. The application was made by the Rural Housing Trust and will result in 4… Continue reading Bowes Gate gets go ahead
Are we getting the houses we need or the dwellings we want? In a recent survey of affordable housing, CPRE found that where developers appealed (23) against the number of affordable houses they were required to provide, most (17) were granted and a total of 478 affordable houses were lost. At the national level, a… Continue reading Need and Want in the Housing Crisis
The recent battle over the access to Hill Close has been lost. Despite a strong case against the developer’s variation of the conditions of the consent, the Planning Officer has recommended approval. Apparently, they can’t (due to legal precedent) refuse permission on account of an unresolved legal battle over land ownership. The PO points to… Continue reading Hill Close struggle continues
Seen a Hedgehog recently? No, neither have I. They were very common when I was a lad. Some put the numbers in the 1950’s as high as 30 million or more. We would often leave milk and bread out food on a winter evening. Of course it should have been something like dog food, but… Continue reading Where are all our Hedgehogs?
Is outline planning consent a gateway round the more detailed full consent that enables developers to ‘sneak in’ features that would be objectionable if declared at the start? Often, as you can see along the A51 through Alphraham and next to the Medical Centre in Bunbury, outline planning consent is a prelude to the sale… Continue reading Many a slip from Outline to Completion