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News in brief: Housebuilder buys Nottinghamshire land; Apartment complex submitted to planners in Newcastle

Words: Laura Edgar
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A round-up of planning news: Tuesday 13 August, 2019

Housebuilder buys Nottinghamshire land

Barratt David Wilson will build 235 homes after purchasing land in East Leake.

Fisher German sold the 30.9-acre site on Rempstone Road, which already has planning permission for the homes.

Of the 235 homes, 47 will be affordable. The scheme also comprises a primary school and over £1 million in contributions to education.

Barratt David Wilson expects to start work on the site in February 2020.


Apartment complex submitted to planners in Newcastle

Regeneration plans for a site overlooking the River Tyne in Ouseburn have been submitted to Newcastle City Council.

Proposals drawn up by McLundie Geddes Architects comprise a mix of 50 one, two, three and four-bedroomed apartments with on-site undercroft parking. The building will be located on derelict land off St Lawrence Road.

It is estimated that about 50 construction jobs could be created if the plans are approved, as well as helping to stimulate new jobs in support and associated supply chain sectors.

Hedley Planning Services worked with the city council on the scheme.


Central London development approved

Piercy&Company will deliver a new 146-room boutique hotel and a new affordable housing block in Clerkenwell’s Hatton Garden Conservation Area after receiving planning permission from Camden Council.

The firm’s Vine Hill scheme also includes the restoration and extension of the Victorian Ragged School Building to create 25,000 square feet of flexible workspace.

The design was developed in close consultation with the council through a series of rendered street views taken from key locations within the conservation area.


Khan plans homes for rough sleepers and domestic abuse victims

The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced his plans for up to 200 homes to help former rough sleepers and victims of domestic abuse to leave hostels and refuges and move on with their lives.

Khan’s ‘move-on’ homes programme aims to build on City Hall’s wider work to help rough sleepers and to support women and girls who are victims of violence.

People will typically move from hostels and refuges into the new homes, where they will be supported as they start to live more independently, ahead of moving into permanent private rented or social housing.

The first two contracts totalling up to £25 million have now been awarded to providers One Housing Group and Resonance Real Lettings Property Fund, who will deliver 115 homes and up to 75 homes respectively.

The first homes are expected to be ready in early autumn and the remainder started by March 2021.

City Hall explained that residents would be provided with support for mental health issues, financial management, and help to find employment, education and training opportunities.


Putney infill development gets the go-ahead

Wandsworth Council has been granted planning approval for an infill development on the Kersfield Estate in Putney.

It comprises 41 homes and forms part of a council homes programme that aims to deliver 1,000 mixed-tenure homes on infill sites by 2025.

The approval will see a mix of one, two and three-bed apartments built, replacing garage buildings, “poor-quality” areas of open space and an electricity substation. All homes will be prioritised for Wandsworth residents and workers to either rent or own.

Tibbalds Planning and Urban Design advised the council. The architects on the scheme are Mæ and the landscape architects are Camlins.

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