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Bloxham court - one of the more recent small estates

Parking standards – change of policy

on July 4, 2015, 10:43 am

Changes to the Central Government View. After the pre-publication consultation but before the final submission a ministerial announcement seems to represent re-think on maximum parking standards for all the reasons we have been arguing for the past 2 years. A gov.uk news article entitled, “More parking for new homes will end vicious cycle of clogged up streets ” in August […]

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Funding of Cherwell for N.P. Support

Funding of Cherwell for N.P. Support

0 on May 17, 2015, 11:27 am

Cherwell District Council planning has a duty to support parishes undertaking a Neighbourhood Plan. They get funded up to £50K per N.P. to do this. You can see the letter explaining this by clicking here. At a minimum they have to arrange the inspection of the plan and the costs of the referendum. Other support is left to the discretion […]

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Pickles explains the Bloxham situation!

Pickles explains the Bloxham situation!

0 on October 20, 2013, 8:07 pm

You can hear Mr Pickles explaining that he has agreed to another two estates because Bloxham can’t just say it doesn’t want any housing. Each application will be taken on its own merit. Applicants (developers) are entitled to justice. Local people can’t abrogate their responsibilities and say no housing here. etc etc. So – he’s obviously taken into account that […]

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Community Infrastructure Levy – Guidance

Community Infrastructure Levy – Guidance

0 on April 30, 2013, 5:59 pm

You can read up on the C.I.L by clicking here. It was published April 2013 and looks to be fairly tedious reading! Of course, that doesn’t mean it’s not important!

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Landscape Character Assessment

Landscape Character Assessment

0 on April 27, 2013, 11:18 am

This is the standard document on Landcsape Character Assessment and so key people involved should gain at least a degree of familiarity with the terminology used in it. Although it tends to be focussed upon larger areas rather than the local landscape assessment that we would want our own assessments will need to fit with this in order to have […]

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Shared routes – Pedestrians & Cyclists

Shared routes – Pedestrians & Cyclists

0 on April 13, 2013, 2:41 pm

This 2012 publication  offers advice where you want routes to be for the combined use of pwdestrians and cyclists. You can download it here.

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Planning Policy Guidance Note 13: Transport (PPG13)

Planning Policy Guidance Note 13: Transport (PPG13)

0 on April 13, 2013, 2:26 pm

Please note: This document has been cancelled and replaced by the National Planning Policy Framework , published on 27 March 2012, which sets out the Government’s planning policies for England Planning Policy Guidance Note 13: Transport (PPG13) states that, where a new development is likely to have significant transport implications, a Transport Assessment (TA) should be prepared and submitted with […]

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Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012

Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012

0 on April 8, 2013, 9:33 pm

OK – definitely not stand-up commedy material – but nonetheless something to have cast an eye over! The Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012 can be downloaded by clicking here.  

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Road network Performance 2012-15

Road network Performance 2012-15

0 on April 4, 2013, 12:14 am

The Strategic road network performance specification 2013-15  gives uo to date figures for the expected increases in traffic flow. It too (on page 16) preddicts around 25% increase in traffic over the duration of this Neighbourhood Plan. You can download a copy here.  

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What’s the New Homes Bonus?

What’s the New Homes Bonus?

0 on April 3, 2013, 12:33 pm

This is a sum of money that’s given to Local Authorities to encourage them to build new homes or to put old homes back into use. You can read about it here. The money is not ring-fenced but it is not clear that the parish would directly benefit as a result of it.

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