Planning Changes: – 2013 and 2014 New Permitted Development Rights:

All works carried out in England and Wales require planning permission. Certain types of extensions and changes of use, subject to certain limits and conditions, do not require a full planning permission from a Local Planning Authority. Unless these automatic rights are removed, it can be assumed that permission is automatically granted.
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City Council first to obtain Regulation 7 order covering Lettings Boards

Newcastle City Council is thought to have become the first authority of its kind to have successfully obtained Government approval for a Regulation 7 order covering lettings boards
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Excessive Infrastructure Investment doesn’t always stand the Test of Time – Learning from the Victorians

Several commentators have drawn attention over recent weeks to the very high expense in investing in the infrastructure projects (such as HS2) which have been used to attempt to bring the United Kingdom economy back on track. ..
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Half a Billion Pounds about to be released to Builders under the Government’s Builders Finance Fund Scheme to kick-start stalled Housing Schemes

Over 160 smaller housing developments across the country have been shortlisted for loans from the £525 million pound Builders Finance Fund, which is intended to get stalled sites back up and running with new homes being built.…
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Collapsing Tree Trial in Lincolnshire costs Council £10,000

A test of reasonableness has prevailed in a case of a developer removing a tree with a Tree Preservation Order (TPO) who was prosecuted by North East Lincolnshire Council.
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Housing Britain – CBI reports £4bn per annum cost to consumers

The Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has produced a report calling all political parties to ensure that coming generations have a realistic opportunity to buy their own properties by increasing the number of new homes being built each year.
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The Property Market Monthly Fact File – Sept 2014

The property market fact file is a collection of data compiled each month by our Chartered Surveyors and the propertysurveying.co.uk 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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