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29 Nov 2018

The National Planning Policy Framework (2018)

The long awaited revised NPPF was published on 24th July 2018 alongside several supporting documents. The document retains a pro-growth stance, continuing to place its emphasis on the Government’s objective of significantly boosting housing supply in order to meet the target of building 300,000 new homes a year by the mid 2020s.The revised document is now beginning to have an impact in practice with some policies having been tested through planning appeals. As a result we believe the following e...

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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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