Consultation has now closed and the replacement Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Regulations will come into force on 16th May 2017. So what can developers do to safeguard their development projects and maximise the known and less onerous requirements of the current regulations?
Now that all 14 of the Essex LPAs have published up-to-date evidence on housing need in line with the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework, it is an appropriate time to consider where and how much growth needs to be accommodated across the County, together with the factors in the recently published Housing White Paper most likely to affect Plan-making and delivery.
The Scotland division of Bidwells property consultancy, which has offices in Perth, Aberdeen, Inverness and Fort William, has recorded a successful 2016 despite many strategic markets being in a post-Brexit state of flux and contending with the uncertainties surrounding Scottish land reform.
A new approach to delivering more affordable homes for London has recently been put forward by the new Mayor for London, Sadiq Khan. So what is being proposed and how will this help with the delivery of housing?
Having recently submitted Bidwells’ consultation response on the Land Rights and Responsibilities Statement, our overriding advice to land owners or potential land owners is to ensure that a solid business plan for the land in question is in place which covers any eventuality.
The frame is now up on the new 30,000 sq ft Quad One office and laboratory building at Harwell Campus, with 50% already in legals and terms out on a further 7,000 sq ft ahead of completion due at the end of 2017.