• Whitford Road decision puts Bromsgrove 5YHS in question.

    (Mitigation, Travel Planning and the nature of severity)

    The recent decision by the Inspector to dismiss the Whitford Road appeal (ref:2225584) has interesting implications for the authority on a number of levels. There are also lessons for developers of strategic sites – notably that regardless of how strong the support from the Local Authority and Highways Authority you ...

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  • Stratford on Avon District Council Core Strategy Proposed Modifications Public Consultation

    Following the suspension of Stratford on Avon District Council’s Core Strategy Examination in Public in March, further work to be completed by the Council was identified by the Inspector to make the plan sound. This revolved around the Objectively Assessed Housing Need and amendments to the Sustainability Appraisal to address deficiencies.

    The changes and modifications to the Core ...

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  • It's another successful appeal! 32 new homes in Drakes Broughton

    We are absolutely delighted that today we have won another appeal (by informal hearing) in Wychavon for 32 new homes in Drakes Broughton.  The site which incorporates 40% affordable housing was won on behalf of Crown House Developments.  Despite the location outside of the GD1 development boundary and a 5 year housing land supply being present RCA are thrilled that the appeal for the ...

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  • ‘Yeah, but no, but yeah’

    The 10 unit and under threshold of affordable homes and S106 contributions has been abolished today with the removal of the relevant paragraphs of the PPG.

    RCA are currently assessing the impacts of this as the ramifications are potentially widespread.  Not sure whether DCLG are now busying themselves re-writing the relevant paragraphs, but the Ministerial Statement of November 2014 ...

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