In case you missed it – Noisy construction works banned at weekends in Royal Borough

The London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea to ban all construction works on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays due to an increase in noise complaints……
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Recent studies have shown that almost all young and poor people are likely to be stuck renting their homes by 2025

In 1988, just 22% of house occupiers on an average income and under the age of 35 were renting – that figure has now risen to 53%!
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Kensington & Chelsea Council reveals pre-application advice to the public

In what is widely believed to be a first for local councils in the country, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea will now routinely publish the advice provided by their planning officers and Architectural Appraisal Panel.
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Chichester defeats judicial review of neighbourhood plan

Ref. LCrownhall Estates Ltd, R (on the application of) v Chichester District Council & Ors [2016] EWHC 73
In the latest of a long line of legal proceedings, Mr Justice Holgate has presided over a third judicial review of the Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan (LNP). The result is a comprehensive victory for the defending council and a boost for Neighbourhood Plan drafters everywhere…
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Mortgage Market Update

Various sources are claiming that now is as good a time to buy a property as there has ever been, with interest rates low and the property market surging forward. We have compiled stats from various sources around the country to give you a complete view of the mortgage market, in case you are looking to invest…
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The Property Market Monthly Fact File – February 2016

The property market fact file is a collection of data compiled each month by our Chartered Surveyors and the team; collating survey data, statistics, trends and information from the property market. This aims to provide a single place where anyone with an interest in UK property can find the information they need.
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£6.3 million of funding set to kick start building work for tens of thousands of homes in dedicated Housing Zones across the country

As of 5th January 2016, Housing Zones across the country will begin to receive funding aimed at kick starting building work for tens of thousands of homes…
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Fisherman’s Friend tycoon builds a lighthouse on her land without planning permission

Multi-millionaire and Fisherman’s Friend tycoon has 30ft lighthouse replica built on her land only to learn she may have to knock it down because she has no planning permission…
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