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 ...
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, ...
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
‘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 ...
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.
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. ...
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 ...