• Issue 36

  • May 2018

The Source

Have a look at our May 2018 edition of The Source.

Welcome to the latest issue of “The Source” – prepared by the team at Gladman with the specific aim to inform you of current news and views in land & planning.

We are delighted to showcase our regular feature, “Guest Editorial”; each issue now includes an article kindly prepared by one of our specialist consultants, who are experts in their particular field.

Welcome also to our new readers who have recently joined our continually expanding list of subscribers and please use the link below to view all the back issues of ‘The Source’ from the experts in the strategic residential development industry.

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Guest Editorial
Deliverable Solutions are Key to Robust FRAs

There is a strong media, and therefore public, perception that delays in the commencement of housing construction following the granting of planning consent are due to developers’ land banking.

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350,000 Planning Approvals Granted in 2017

The last housing pipeline report from the HBF and Glenigan has discovered that planning permissions were granted for over 350,000 new homes in 2017, demonstrating a clear commitment from housebuilders to deliver the new homes needed.

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Brexit Creates Tangible Difference to Subnational Statistics

England’s population growth is estimated to increase more slowly than previous projections to 2026, according to new Office for National Statistics (ONS) 2016-based subnational population projections.

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Appeals Face Increasingly Long Wait Times

In March 2018 the Planning Inspectorate (PINs) announced new timescales for appeals. Written Representations will wait 24 weeks, Hearings will take 36 week and inquiries will take 49 weeks until a decision is released.

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Starter Home Debate… £250M Spent, None Built

The Government originally campaigned in its 2015 election manifesto on a flagship policy of building houses which would be sold exclusively to first-time buyers at a discount of 20%.

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Report Recognises Health and Economic Benefits of Parks

The charity Fields in Trust, which seeks to protect parks and green spaces in the UK, has issued a report putting an economic value on parks and on improvements in health and wellbeing associated with their frequent use.

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Another Reshuffle, Another New Housing Secretary

Once again, the spinning door of housing ministers has rolled, however this time, rather than a change of Housing Minister, there has been a change in the Secretary of State.

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Housebuilding Slumps in First Quarter as Snow Hits

The latest data from the National House-Building Council (NHBC) shows the number of new home registrations was down 14% in the first three months of 2018 against the 2017 figure.

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The North-East Tops the Table for New Builds

Residential property market analysts, Hometrack, have revealed in their latest analysis, that the North East of England has the greatest concentration of new build properties in the UK.