Tag Archives: consensus/support

Self-Building Bridges

In a previous post I suggested that mainstream commercial developers and the major house-builders regard selling development land as serviced self-build plots as nothing more than a lot of hassle and a lost profit margin – and that the new … Continue reading

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CRTB: Building a Consensus

This piece on a Neighbourhood Plan emerging in Norton and Malton caught my eye, and has some resonance with some of my earlier observations about the Community Right to Build.

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CRTB to facilitate self-build?

In an announcement from the CLG last week, Grant Shapps declared his support for the self-build sector, saying he wants to ‘break down the barriers that many aspiring self-builders often come up against’. The Community Right to Build (CRTB), he … Continue reading

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75% Support? Not any more…

After several delays, the long-awaited Decentalisation and Localism Bill was published yesterday. I can’t yet find the references to it, in the rather opaque formatting of the on-line documents, but it is widely reported (and now confirmed by the CLG) … Continue reading

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75% Support? Impossible, surely…

I was at the official opening of The Pennoyer Centre in Pulham St Mary last week. Quite apart from the fact that it was designed by our studio, Lucas Hickman Smith, and has just received design-awards from South Norfolk District … Continue reading

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How to CRTB # 5 – Two Farmers and a Wedding.

I was at a wedding in Suffolk this weekend, and had interesting conversations with two farmers. After dissecting the impact that the Russian harvest was having on domestic grain prices, and the merits and demerits of forward-selling commodities, I raised … Continue reading

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Sounds Sensible…

The Community Land Trust website reports on the announcement that the threshold of support for Community Right to Build projects will be lowered from 90% to 75%. They also note…

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How to CRTB #2 – Creating Value

I said in a previous post it was ironic that the Coalition spending-cuts have hit a programme aimed at supporting community run pubs. It isn’t ironic, of course – in fact it’s ideologically consistent with the whole thrust of the … Continue reading

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How to CRTB #1 – Building a Consensus

Yesterday’s announcement from the Department for Communities and Local Government lowered the required majority of support for a Community Right to Build project from 90% to 75%. This is surely a move in the right direction for those keen to … Continue reading

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