Making Representations to the Plan-Making Process

 

Well we’re now into a new year and new decade and the RCA team have been reflecting on the most recent consultation season at the end of 2019. At the end of the year, the team were busy preparing representations for a wide breadth of clients to represent their sites to various Local Plan Reviews at various stages.

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Critical Issues in Financial Viability Assessments

 

So, you have concerns about whether your site is viable to develop because the cost of planning obligations are too high, or the affordable housing requirement is too onerous, or the values are too low, or because of a combination of some or all of these factors.

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How an Independent Planning Consultant Can Drive Your Application

Developers - is your planning submission and post application management process taking longer than you previously envisaged?

Would you prefer your application to be progressed quicker and more efficiently?

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Max Your Chances of Planning Appeal Success: The Specifics of Written Representations


If you have had a planning application rejected, you may want to consider resubmitting if there is a genuine possibility of making changes to meet the requirements of the council.  If you are long past that point, you may wish to consider an appeal. There are three routes to a planning appeal, and the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) have the final say in which route is taken.

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Can an Independent Planning and Development Consultant Confirm Your Judgement?


Let’s begin by assuming that you have identified one or a number of potential development sites, and that you’ve already undertaken due diligence research.

Within this you will have probably addressed issues such as access, ground conditions, green infrastructure and some other key considerations.

An independent planning and development (P&D) consultant can be very helpful at this stage in terms of shaping and improving your assessment - and therefore the planning proposal that you will ultimately submit.

Here’s how they can help.

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How to Ensure a Brownfield Site Has Potential

 

Let’s assume you have identified one or a number of urban/ brownfield sites that could offer development opportunity.

You now need to ensure each one is viable

Here’s how to do this.

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What Should Be Included in Your Technical Land Assessment?


Undertaking an appropriate technical land assessment before site purchase and mobilisation is a critical part of any profitable development.

Here are some key things to consider and include.

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How to Access Govt. Grants to Develop Brownfield Sites


Let’s start by looking at what grants are out there and who provides them.

The first thing to understand is, that there is no single, UK brownfield grant that developers can apply for.

They vary on a sub-regional basis.

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The Benefits of Public Consultation


As a developer you’ll want to have the best possible relationships with local authorities, landowners and local residents near to (and possibly even occupying) the site you want to develop.

This blog will help you do this.

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Key Issues to Consider in Viability


Preparing a strong viability case to support your planning application is not a straightforward process and requires the right type of support.  If you are considering submitting a viability case in respect of your scheme, you may want to seek advice from a specialist viability consultant who can help you and who will consider the following key issues.

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