Monthly Archives: December 2011

Kirkwells Supporting New Housing in Burnley

New Development Underway in Burnley Kirkwells have been supporting Burnley Council in their regeneration of the south western part of the Borough. Over 150 homes are expected to be built in the area by developer Keepmoat. A report to make a compulsory purchase order will be presented to the Council’s Executive on the 13th of December, 2011. Steve Tilly, from Burnley Council’s housing and regeneration team said:  “The proposed redevelopment of this site will deliver a wider variety of housing in terms of size, type and tenure in order to create a more balanced housing market and help develop a more mixed, inclusive and sustainable community.” To bring about the redevelopment compulsory purchase powers are being used by the Council. Kirkwells have … Continue reading

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Getting to grips with Localism and Planning

Whilst the great planning debate hogging the national news has been all about the controversial National Planning Policy Framework, even greater changes are coming with the Localism Act. This Act will change the balance of power away from regions to local councils and local neighbourhoods. It will bring new challenges and opportunities for local communities and their elected councils. It will also have significant implications for developers, land owners and businesses. Over the next few days we will be exploring in greater detail what we think some of the new changes will mean for local Councils, neighbourhoods, such as parishes, and landowners, developers and business. Because anybody affected by, or with an interest in planning, has not got long to get grips … Continue reading

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