• Issue 37

  • Jun 2018

The Source

Have a look at our June 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 links 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

Aerial Surveys and 3D Ground Modelling – Is this the start of the integrated design revolution?

The application of aerial drone surveys and the integration with 3D subsurface ground modelling can produce rapid, accurate, visual representations of topographic and subsurface ground conditions. Model outputs convey data more easily to stakeholders and development designers and reduce uncertainty and have the potential to increase development value as a result.

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‘People Over Wind’ Ruling Implications on HRA

A recent Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) decision in the People Over Wind and Sweetman v Coillte Teoranta case (‘the POW case’) has caused a profound shift in how planning can now deal with any plan or project which could affect habitats protected by the European Union Habitats Directive.

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Newts delay Ed Sheeran’s Chapel Plans

Ed Sheeran, the 27 year old singer-songwriter famed for hits such as Shape of You and Castle on the Hill, has submitted a planning application to Suffolk Coastal District Council for a Saxon-style chapel on his land in East Anglia.

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Councils to Set Up New Town Development Corporations

The Government has announced that councils are to be given new powers to launch New Town Development Corporations, expected to be similar to those which built post-war towns like Milton Keynes.

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New Settlements Helping to Solve the Housing Crisis

The deputy director for Land and Housing Delivery at the MHCLG, John McManus, has highlighted the increasing contribution of New Settlements to rectifying the current housing crisis.

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Right to Buy Outpaces Right to a Home

Results of research undertaken on behalf of the Local Government Association (LGA) suggest that 2/3 of local authorities will not be able to sustain funding to replace each home sold off under Right to Buy.

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Millions of Brits Trapped in Unsuitable Homes

Latest research has revealed that the UK’s housing market is broken at every level with everyone from first timer buyers, second-steppers to downsizers struggling.