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Housebuilders flock to help swifts and hedgehogs thrive

New initiative criticised as ‘indiscriminate’ A voluntary commitment to instal newly built homes with bird-nesting bricks or boxes as well as creating hedgehog highways will go live through the planning system from September. More than 20 developers, building over 90,000 homes a year, are offering 300,000 nesting places to support dwindling swift numbers as part of a Homes for Nature initiative. Action for Swifts chief executive Becky Ingham said: “For centuries swifts have shared our buildings and homes by nesting [...]

By |2024-07-10T12:26:52+00:00July 4, 2024|Advice, Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ruling on oil drilling case poses huge obstacle for housebuilders

Whole life carbon emissions will need to be assessed A supreme court ruling last week overturning approval for drilling oil in Surrey will force housebuilders to rethink planning applications. Local resident Sarah Finch and the Weald Action Group successfully appealed against Surrey County council’s decision to grant approval to Horse Hill Developments to extract oil near Horley. They argued the local authority’s environmental impact assessment should have included the effects of burning the fuel after extraction. In a split 3-2 [...]

By |2024-07-10T12:27:33+00:00July 4, 2024|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Rents soar in London as lack of housing supply bites

House prices rise in the North Average private rents rose by more than 10 per cent over the last year in the capital compared with a UK average rise of 8.7 per cent, according to HM Land Registry data. The London borough of Kensington & Chelsea was the most expensive place to rent at £3,397 per month compared with Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland at £480. The National Federation of Builders policy and market insight head Rico Wojtulewicz said: “We [...]

By |2024-07-10T12:27:45+00:00July 4, 2024|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

New Government urged to support institutional investment of housing

More homes for seniors needed to cope with ageing population A major uplift in public subsidies to support private investment of more affordable homes for rent, student and seniors’ accommodation is being called for by the British Property Federation. It has estimated at least 100,000 new homes a year need to be built across the sector yet at present this is restricted to 35,000. The British Property Federation, BPF, is calling for a future government to increase public subsidies by [...]

By |2024-07-04T13:13:42+00:00July 4, 2024|Uncategorized|0 Comments