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  • RCA gains Planning Permission for two STOR facilities

    In August, we gained permission for two Short Term Operating Reserve (STOR) facilities in Redditch and Watnall. 

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  • Health Impact Assessments and their Importance in Planning

    RCA’s Sian Griffiths and Phil Deeley recently completed a course in specialist Health Impact Assessment (HIA) training provided by Dr Marcus Chilaka of GHEM Consultants.  Marcus has significant background experience in the Health sector; a former lecturer in Environmental Health at the University of Salford, he moved into health and HIA consultancy ...

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  • RCA's 38 Days of the Housing White Paper; Day 9...

    Everyday for the next 30 days we will be providing a link to our responses to the Government's Housing White Paper; here is our reply to Question 9... 

     

    How could streamlined planning procedures support innovation and ...

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  • RCA's 38 Days of the Housing White Paper; Day 8...

    Everyday for the next 31 days we will be providing a link to our responses to the Government's Housing White Paper; here is our reply to Question 8... 

     

    Do you agree with the proposals to amend the National Planning Policy ...

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  • Supreme Court Judgement – It looks like 20% of the annual housing target will still continue to be delivered by appeal

    On the 10th May 2017, the Supreme Court handed down its Judgement on the application and meaning of paragraph 14 and 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).  The Judgement will have wide ramifications for the planning and ...

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  • RCA's 38 Days of the Housing White Paper; Day 7...

    Everyday for the next 32 days we will be providing a link to our responses to the Government's Housing White Paper; here is our reply to Question 7... 

     

    Do you agree that national policy should be amended to encourage local ...

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  • RCA's 38 Days of the Housing White Paper; Day 6...

    Everyday for the next 33 days we will be providing a link to our responses to the Government's Housing White Paper; here is our reply to Question 6... 

     

    How could land pooling make a more effective contribution to assembling ...

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  • RCA's 38 Days of the Housing White Paper; Day 5...

    Everyday for the next 34 days we will be providing a link to our responses to the Government's Housing White Paper; here is our reply to Question 5... 

     

    Do you agree that regulations should be amended so that all local planning authorities ...

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  • RCA's 38 Days of the Housing White Paper; Day 4...

    Everyday for the next 35 days we will be providing a link to our responses to the Government's Housing White Paper; here is our reply to Question 4... 

     

    Do you agree with the proposals to amend the presumption in ...

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  • RCA's 38 Days of the Housing White Paper; Day 3...

    Everyday for the next 36 days we will be providing a link to our responses to the Government's Housing White Paper; here is our reply to Question 3... 

    Do you agree with the proposals to:

    a)     Amend national policy so that local planning authorities are expected to have ...

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  • Manifesto Watch...!

    With the General Election just around the corner, RCA Regeneration has assessed the three parties’ key messages for the planning and house building industry.

    For complete impartiality, the manifestos are set ...

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  • RCA's 38 Days of the Housing White Paper; Day 2...

    Everyday for the next 37 days we will be providing a link to our responses to the Government's Housing White Paper; here is our reply to Question 2... 

    What changes do you think would support more proportionate consultation and examination procedures for different types of plan and to ensure that different levels of plans work together?

    This ...

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  • RCA's 38 Days of the Housing White Paper; Day 1...

    Everyday for the next 38 days we will be providing a link to our responses to the Government's Housing White Paper; here is our reply to Question 1... 

    Do you agree with the proposals to:

    a)    Make clear in ...

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  • Strategic site or developing Local Plan next to European habitat? Be aware that 1,000 AADT scoping criteria is going to undergo a change

    Strategic site or developing Local Plan next to European habitat? Be aware that 1,000 AADT scoping criteria is going to undergo a change.

    This rule of thumb for vehicles passing adjacent to important habitats is widespread. It has its origins in the ...

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  • RCA Regeneration Succeeds at Planning Appeal for Bosbury

    We are delighted to announce that we have secured outline consent for 21 new homes in the village of Bosbury, Herefordshire. 

    Herefordshire Council had originally refused permission on the site due ...

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