• Issue 52

  • Dec 2019

The Source

Have a look at our December 2019 edition of The Source.

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

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Affordable housing delivery increases 22% in 2018/19

According to the statistics published by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) in November, 57,485 affordable homes were delivered in England in 2018/19, a 22% rise from the number delivered a year earlier.

Departing from the standard method

Following the release of the updated National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in July 2018, local authorities are required to form their housing requirements for local plans using the Government’s standard method for assessing local housing need.

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High Court defines harm to heritage assets

In a case against Bradford Metropolitan District Council and the Co-operative Group, the High Court provided clarity on important points on heritage policies.

High Court rules development limits are out of date

The High Court has upheld a decision by the Planning Inspectorate to grant development for 55 dwellings in favour for Taylor Wimpey after Wokingham Borough Council failed to determine on time.

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Highest number of councils to release green belt in local plans

Figures produced by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government show that the highest number of Council since 2010/11 have released green belt in their local plans in 2018/19.

December is one of the best months for new build sales

Research conducted by Stone Real Estate has revealed there is an acceleration in new build property sales as December approaches whilst regular market sales decrease.