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  • RCA Regeneration win appeal for 87 new homes in Fernhill Heath!

    RCA Regeneration are extremely pleased to announce that we have won another appeal (by public inquiry) in Wychavon for 87 new homes in Fernhill Heath. Despite the location of the site outside of the GD1 development boundary and the presence of a 5 year housing land supply, RCA are delighted that the appeal for the development was successful.

    The site incorporates 40% ...

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  • RCA Regeneration helps to secure planning consent for 35 new homes in Worcester

    RCA Regeneration is delighted to announce that planning permission has been secured for a residential development of 35 new homes in Worcester. 

    The site, located off the London Road, was subject to a series of constraints which included proximity to heritage assets and important habitat designations.  However, through appropriate planning and a high quality design ...

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  • Nigel Huddleston Visits RCA Office For Superfast Broadband

    A big thank you to Nigel Huddleston, Member of Parliament for Mid Worcestershire for visiting the RCA office yesterday afternoon.

    As part of ambitious plans to roll out Superfast Broadband across Worcestershire RCA are one business within the region to benefit.  The plans aim to have 90% of business premises in Worcestershire with access to high-speed fibre ...

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  • RCA Regeneration Launch New Mobile App to Make Development Site Recording Quick and Easy

    Have you been on the lookout for an easier, more convenient way to record development site details?  With our new RCA Mobile App you can do just that.  Our intuitive mobile application allows you to record site details whilst on location with an easy to complete form, location and photo upload.

    Using the RCA App you can upload, save and edit details about a ...

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  • Phil’s marathon challenge for St Richard’s Hospice

    The inspirational team at St Richard’s Hospice care for patients and families in Worcestershire who are living with cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.  Relatives of both Sian and Phil have benefited from the kind and wonderful support that the staff at St Richard’s provide.  As a result, RCA has always sought to give something back to the hospice wherever ...

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  • RCA Regeneration Late Summer Catch-Up

    It's that time of year again!  Our Annual RCA Regeneration Late Summer Catch-Up went with a bang on Friday 2nd October.

    Even though we were once again blessed with some fab sunshine, this year’s event was held indoors at No 35 The Provenance in Worcester where we hired the bar and courtyard.  A big thank you to everyone who came along for the ...

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  • RCA Regeneration v Zebra Architects Golf Day

    On Thursday 10th September, RCA Regeneration and Zebra Architects once again contested the Cider Cup golf competition.  This year was a slightly altered affair with an extended 10-a-side format, the beautiful Bransford Golf Club playing host for the day.

    After early morning coffees and bacon sandwiches (plus gentle mind-games ...

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  • RCA Regeneration secures planning consent for 37 new homes in Herefordshire

    RCA Regeneration is delighted to announce that they have secured outline planning permission for 37 new homes in the village of Weston-under-Penyard, Herefordshire.

    The proposed development had encountered a number of environmental constraints at various stages of the application process.  However, through appropriate planning and high quality design provided by N and JC Design Ltd, ...

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  • 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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  • English Care Villages Successful at Planning Appeal

    Many congratulations to English Care Villages who have been successful at appeal (by public inquiry) on land adjacent to Bretton House, Fosse Way, Stow on the Wold. RCA Director Sian Griffiths acted as expert witness at the inquiry, covering matters related to 5 year housing land supply.  Planning permission has now been granted for a continuing care retirement community.

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  • RCA Summer Seminar and Worcestershire T20 Cricket Match in Aid of St Richards Hospice

    On Friday 10th July 2015 RCA hosted a Summer Planning seminar followed by an evening of cricket at the sell out T20 match between Worcester and Birmingham.

    Up to bat first was our own Sian Griffiths with a presentation about how the planning system has performed over the last 5 years. Sarah Loynes took her position at 3pm with a talk about highways and transport planning. ...

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  • Stratford-on-Avon District Council: Revised Housing Requirement Update: 13th July 2015

    The Examination in Public (EiP) of Stratford-on-Avon District Council’s Core Strategy was suspended in March 2015 following receipt of the Inspector’s Interim Findings Report. A key driver to the suspension stemmed from concerns regarding the Objectively Assessed Housing Needs (OAHN) for the District. Accordingly, the Council identified a timetable of future works which included ...

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