• Changes to permitted development rights…panacea, placebo or simply more problems!

    As reported in RCA Regeneration’s January bulletin, the Government has made significant changes to permitted development rights including their flagship project of allowing the conversion of offices to residential use without the need for planning permission.  The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government announced at the time that “We’re also providing a great ...

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    The Growth and Infrastructure Bill received Royal Assent on 25 April 2013 and as a result introduces new legislative procedures into the planning industry. While the Act contains new laws on a variety of development related topics (e.g. village green applications, review of mineral permissions etc..). this brief file note summaries some of the ...

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  • Is the end of the World nigh for Regional Spatial Strategies?

    After the Easter recess the Right Honourable Eric Pickles will lay an order before Parliament to formally revoke the West Midlands, South West and North West Regional Strategies; citing that “flawed top-down targets of regional planning ... will hang over communities no more".  As a little side-point Regional Planning Guidance, the precursor to Regional Spatial ...

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  • Changes to the planning system 2013

    With the start of the new year and David Cameron and Nick Clegg publishing their half-term coalition Government report, it seems an opportune moment to examine what proposed changes and emerging legislation is likely to shape the planning and development industry during the remainder of the “Ronseal” Coalition. Four key bills are currently going through the ...

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  • Inspector's Report on the South Worcestershire Development Plan

    At the start of October 2013, the Examination in Public began into the South Worcestershire Development Plan.  The submission version of the SWDP outlined the strategic housing, employment and retail growth requirements for Worcester City Council, Malvern Hills District Council and Wychavon District Council up to 2031.   Alongside this, the SWDP identified the specific ...

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  • 2013 Year Roundup

    We would like to wish all of our previous, current and future clients a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.  We hope that your experience of working with RCA Regeneration has been a pleasant and fruitful one and we look forward to working with you again over the coming year!

    Autumn Budget 2013

    2013 has been another year ...

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