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News in brief: Northants local plan sent to housing secretary; Approval granted for Swadlincote homes

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A round-up of planning news: Tuesday 29 January, 2019

Northants local plan sent to housing secretary

South Northamptonshire Council has sent its local plan part 2 to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Part 2 follows on from the West Northants Joint Core Strategy. It includes detailed planning policies that are specific to the district.

Creation of the document included a review of which settlements are the most sustainable and capable of serving more homes and a review of village confines and where open countryside starts.

The Planning Inspectorate will now appoint an inspector who will conduct the examination into the soundness of the plan.


Approval granted for Swadlincote homes

South Derbyshire District Council has granted outline planning permission for the next phase of new homes at Cadley Park in Swadlincote, Derbyshire.

The permission will see 68 homes built on a 4.5-acre site – “Parcel A” – which is located in the National Forest.

Consultancy Pegasus Group secured the outline permission on behalf of landowner Harworth Group plc. Parcel A will be formally marketed to housebuilders in the spring. When complete, Cadley Park will also include 132 homes on Parcel B, currently being built by Taylor Wimpey, and up to 400 new homes on Parcel C.


L&Q brings land business in-house

L&Q has announced that its wholly owned subsidiary Gallagher Estates will join its development division and become known as L&Q Estates.

The move aims to help L&Q assume the role of ‘master developer’, boosting its ability to work strategically with local authorities and other public and private sector partners and housebuilders as it seeks to develop 10,000 new homes a year.

L&Q acquired Gallagher Estates in February 2017. Over the next 10 years, L&Q plans to build or fund 60,000 new homes, and enable the delivery of a further 40,000 new homes.

Barnstaple redevelopment plan submitted

Acorn Property Group’s Devon and Cornwall and Wessex Investors has submitted a planning application for a £14 million scheme to redevelop the grade II listed Oliver Buildings in Barnstaple.

The project aims to create 50 one, two and three-bedroom apartments and duplexes. Plans also include 1,227 square feet of commercial space.

The building is current vacant, but the wider area is undergoing regeneration works, with an Asda supermarket, a retail and housing currently under construction.


Crest Nicholson to deliver Southampton regeneration project

Housebuilder Crest Nicholson has signed its latest development agreement with Homes England to deliver the next two phases of the Centenary Quay in Southampton.

The new additions to the £500 million development will include a 27-storey tower comprising 165 apartments, and 103 new low-rise apartments and houses. Of these homes, 46 will be shared-ownership properties. Moe than 850 apartments and homes have already been completed. In total, the development will deliver 1,620 homes.


Contractor appointed for Nottingham homes

Nottingham City Homes has appointed Woodhead Group as construction partner in two of the latest Building a Better Nottingham developments in the north of the city.

One development includes 20 family homes and a retail unit on Knights Close in Top Valley, and then will see 13 family homes built on Aldgate Close in Bulwell, on the derelict site of a former care home.

The family homes will offer two, three and four-bedroom homes.

Planning permission for both schemes was approved last year.


Industrial units approved in Bury

Bury Council’s planning committee has approved plans for the redevelopment of Chamberhall Business Park.

The plans outline developer St Modwen’s overall strategy for the 17-acre site and details the delivery of the 130,000 square feet of the business park, which is off the A65 Peel Way. The first phase will see the development of modern industrial units ranging from 2,500 to 24,000 square feet.

It is expected that 400 jobs for local people will be created.

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