Mark Howard
Posted on 14 Aug 2013

Michelmores Planning Alert 7 August 2013

£1.4 million for relief road for housing development in Cullompton… Property owners to be more involved in regeneration of towns… Consent for world's largest offshore wind farm… Government authorises Hazardous waste facility… First deal under Government 

Build to Rent scheme… £220 million boost for affordable housing

£1.4 million for relief road for housing development in Cullompton

Outline planning consent has been awarded to a developer to build an additional 285 new homes on a 27 acre plot in Cullompton. £1.4 million is being put forward to highways improvements, flood defences and a relief road.

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Property owners to be more involved in regeneration of towns

Local Growth Minister Mark Prisk announced proposals to give property owners greater opportunity to participate in the regeneration of business improvement districts and high streets. The proposals are intended to boost funding and enthusiasm by giving landlords a direct say in their local projects.

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Consent for world's largest offshore wind farm 

A nationally significant infrastructure project consisting of 288 wind turbines situated off the coast of Lincolnshire and Norfolk, the largest offshore wind farm in the world, has been approved by Energy Secretary Ed Davey.

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Government authorises Hazardous waste facility

A hazardous waste landfill site in Northamptonshire, the first to be dealt with under the planning regime for nationally significant infrastructure projects, will almost double in size as a result of recommendations by the examining planning inspector and subsequent Government approval.   

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First deal under Government Build to Rent scheme

The Government's Build to Rent scheme which has put forward £1 billion for homes built specifically to rent, has helped to deliver a development of 1600 homes at Southhampton quayside, Housing Minister Mark Prisk said "we’re determined to build a bigger and better private rented sector that gives tenants a wide choice of good quality homes."

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£220 million boost for affordable housing

Approximately 14,000 homes will be constructed outside of London as a result of the £220 million funding injection from the Government. 69 housing associations and developers will share the sum, which is part of the expanded £450 million Affordable Housing Guarantees.  

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