Half of houses with planning permission are not built

A Government investigation into why so many housing developments which have planning permission are not built had been launched by Sajid Javid, the secretary of state for communities and local government. The Local Government Chronicle (requires registration) reports that the review, “will seek to identify the main causes of the […]

Local, Planning

Slipshod page undermines planning application credibility

A mistake in a document undermines the credibility of everything else in it. So you might expect Taylor Wimpey to be very careful to get its facts right. Not so, the page of their planning application on Debenham’s conservation area and buildings listed as of historic and/or historic interest is […]

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Somerset town defeats Taylor Wimpey development

Taylor Wimpey has lost its battle to build a housing estate on the edge of Yatton, a small town in North Somerset, campaigners learned this month. A campaigner against the development told a local newspaper: We’ve consistently reminded North Somerset Council and developers there has to be a genuine conversation […]

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Newspaper report on village ‘under siege’

The East Anglian Daily Times has reported village opposition to Taylor Wimpey plan to increase size of Debenham by a third. Read the full story here: ‘Under siege’ village set to fight homes contrary to neighbourhood plan.

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‘Archaeologists should dig before planning decision is made’

An archaeological dig on the land where Taylor Wimpey wish to build should be carried out before the planning application for 295 houses is decided, say county council archaeologists. Previous finds have included prehistoric, Roman and Anglo Saxon remains and there could be an ancient burial mound. Rachael Abraham, the […]