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A Ruralise ‘Reader’

It’s been a while since my last post, the final installment of my Forest Village epic. The piece was well-received: specifically one international journal has picked up on it and I have done a re-write for publication, hopefully in their … Continue reading

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We Need More…But Not More of the Same

Given the imminent arrival of the Leveson Report, Planning Minister Nick Boles’ foray into the difficult territory that is UK green-field development did well to make Newsnight last night. During most of the day I had been following the opening … Continue reading

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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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Self-Build: The Price is Right

As described in the previous posts, the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) places local authorities under a duty to assess and cater for the demand for self-build land in their area. East Staffordshire seem to be the first off … Continue reading

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Self Build: First Off the Blocks?

And just in case you thought the idea of Local Authorities assessing the demand for self-build land in their area, and then catering for that demand, sounds far-fetched (see previous post), take a look at this.

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The NPPF: A Game-Changer for Self Build?

There was a flurry of Tweet-traffic last week around the launch of Housing Minister Grant Shapps’ new self-build initiative. Regular readers may recall I wrote about this a couple of times last year – including this post where I suggested … Continue reading

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Challenging Times for Affordable Housing

I attended a very good event on the future of affordable housing in Norfolk last week, hosted by Saffron Housing. Chief Executive Adam Ronaldson gave a sobering account of the impact that the credit crunch and recent government policy are … Continue reading

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Tesco Self-Build?

A piece on one of BD Online’s blog today was stressing about the prospect of Tesco getting involved in the UK self-build market, and idea which Housing Minister Grant Shapps has been toying with this week according to Building Design … Continue reading

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Er…Sorry; So it is a Nimby Charter!

I went to a very well attended breakfast seminar on the Localism Bill hosted by solicitors Howes Percival last week. The pre-seminar buzz amongst the impressively grey-suited property crowd was the previous day’s news that the Greater Norwich Development Partnership … Continue reading

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So it’s not really a ‘Nimby Charter’ after all…

Last week the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) published an ‘Impact Asessment’ on Neighbourhood Plans and the Community Right to Build. The document is a normal part of the legislative process, and seeks to quantify the likely impact … Continue reading

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