Armstrong Rigg Planning News

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29 Nov 2018

Consultation description

The government is committed to simplifying and speeding up the planning system, to support the high street, make effective use of land and deliver more homes.Building on existing planning reforms, the government is consulting on proposals that will allow greater change of use to support high streets to adapt and diversify, support extending existing buildings upwards to create additional homes, and speed up the delivery of new homes.The consultation includes separate proposals in respect of:Part...

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15 Mar 2018

Planning Permission granted by Secretary of State for Oaklands College

ARP delighted to announce that planning permission has been granted by the Secretary of State for 348 dwellings and the redevelopment of Oaklands College’s campus in the St Albans Green Belt. In September 2013, ARP on behalf of Taylor Wimpey and alongside the College’s advisors, VRG Planning, prepared and submitted a full planning application for 348 new homes as enabling for the redevelopment of the College’s St Albans Campus to provide new and refurbished buildings. Notwithstanding extensive p...

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01 Aug 2017

Revised NPPF to be published in draft in spring

NPPF timetable updateWe are currently revising the NPPF in order to implement our planning reform package from the housing White Paper, the Planning for the right homes in the right places consultation and the announcements at Autumn Budget. We intend to publish a draft revised NPPF before Easter. We will consult on both new policies from the Budget, and the text of the Framework, to make sure the wording is clear, consistent and well-understood. Our ambition is to publish a final revised Framew...

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