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  • Bartestree – RCA Regeneration secures success at planning appeal

    RCA Regeneration is delighted to announce that they have secured outline planning permission at appeal for 51 new homes in the village of Bartestree, Herefordshire.

    The application had originally been refused by Herefordshire Council due to a number of concerns regarding the landscape impacts of the proposed development.  Despite this, the Inspector agreed with RCA Regeneration’s ...

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  • RCA Help BBC One series 'DIY SOS: The Big Build'

    This week RCA Regeneration supplied a new TV and wall bracket to the family featured in the BBC One series 'DIY SOS: The Big Build' and was used as part of a life changing transformation to the home of a family in Eckington, Worcs.

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  • RTPI West Midlands Ball and Award Ceremony

    RCA staff had a fantastic evening at the RTIP ball and awards ceremony. The awards ceremony took place at Aston Villa Football Club on Friday 19th June. The evening was packed full of fun including; drinks reception, dinner, award ceremony and of course lots of dancing!

    Here are some pictures of the team and some of our clients;

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  • RCA ladies attend the Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) Awards

    Last night the ladies at RCA put on their frocks to attended the Birmingham Young Professional of the year awards.  They were even lucky enough to meet father and son duo from this years Britain's Got Talent during the evening!

    The Birmingham Young Professional of the Year (BYPY) Awards showcase, recognise and celebrate the rising stars of the business professional and financial ...

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  • Affordability on the Agenda and Carnage with Community Rights of Appeal

    ….And now our attention turns to the UKIPERS! There manifesto was relatively simple in planning terms, but not in our view, necessarily grounded in much market realism.

    Brownfield Land
    The UKIP manifesto identifies that they are strongly committed to preserving the countryside, and seek to prioritise the use of Brownfield Land by providing incentives to ...

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  • Your Manifesto guide – RCA Regeneration

    Information for planning is a bit thin on the ground in both manifestos, both sides emphasising the economy and NHS. However here are the relevant bits and our initial interpretation.
    Further details of the each manifesto in particular the approach to reducing landbanking by Labour are contained in another article on our blog -

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  • Manifesto info – Labour and Conservative

    We promised a bit more information on some key areas, so here we go, starting with The Labour Party:

    Labour Aims
    The Labour party have targeted increasing house building to a minimum of 200,000 dwellings a year by 2020. This is considered to be achievable using levers such as the implementation of recommendations contained within the Lyons Review link (

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  • Highways Agency (HA) to become Highways England (HE) – Access Restrictions Eased under License, Powers of Direction Abolished

    Much excitement and confusion amongst those long suffering Civil Servants at the Highways Agency when the much touted Infrastructure Act finally went through, confirming the end of the Executive Agency concerned with the Strategic Road Network. From now on Highways England is to be an ‘arms length’ organisation which will operate in a similar manner to that other UK ‘not for profit’ ...

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  • RCA are at No5 Chambers Annual Planning Seminar

    No5 Chambers are recognised as industry leaders when it comes to standards in planning and environment law. Today RCA are attending their Annual Planning Seminar at Birmingham's ICC.

    The seminar highlights current and future issues in relation to planning law and practice and aims to provide essential updates.  At RCA we ensure we keep up with the latest laws and practices and often ...

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  • RCA Regeneration colour run for St Richards Hospice

    On a chilly Sunday Morning the team at RCA were up bright and early to take part in Worcester's Rainbow Run.

    With 750 participants all taking part in aid of St Richards Hospice,  the run completely sold out.  Runners took to the 5km course to run or walk whilst being showered in colours of the rainbow.

    We raised over £250 in support of St Richards Hospice and the invaluable ...

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  • Desolation Row – Planning today

    This is the first in a series of articles I will be posting with a Bob Dylan theme – needless to say I am a big fan of the great man and so this is going to be fun for me and hopefully entertaining for you.

    Firstly, a bit of housekeeping, for those of you who know me well you might want to in the words of PG Wodehouse ‘shuffle off for a bit’.

    I am a transport planner and ...

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  • We've Entered the RTPI Planning Excellence Awards

    The RTPI Awards for Planning Excellence highlight exceptional examples of planning and celebrate the contribution that planners and planning make to society. This year we've decided to enter our involvement in the Perry Manor Care Home development in two of the award categories, Excellence in Planning for Community and Well-being and Excellence in Planning to Deliver Housing.

    Perry ...

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  • Rob has his skydive date

    It's skydive time for Rob.  The date for his leap from the sky in support of the British Heart Foundation is announced.

    On Saturday 9th May 2015 Rob will complete a tandem sky dive from over 10,000ft.

    The British Heart Foundation do a fantastic job to raise money for cutting edge research and providing sufferers with up-to date information about heart disease.  Each year the ...

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  • RCA Win Successful Appeal at Drakes Broughton

    RCA Regeneration Ltd have recently been successful in winning an appeal for a small housing development in Drakes Broughton outside of the GD1 in Wychavon on the basis that the Inspector was not convinced that Wychavon had supplied robust evidence to demonstrate a 5 year housing land supply.

    This is an interesting one, as it follows on from the Cheltenham Road, Bredon decision issued ...

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  • Rob is taking a leap against heart disease for the British Heart Foundation

    Our very own director Rob Csondor is taking part in a sponsored sky drive to raise money for the British Heart Foundation.

    Harnessed to a professional British Parachute Association Instructor Rob will complete a tandem sky dive from over 10,000ft accelerating in free fall from 0 to 120mph and falling through the sky for over 5,000ft.

    British Heart Foundation are dedicated to ...

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