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Another recovered appeal success, 300 homes given the go ahead at Kirkham, Preston
8 November 2013
Communities and local government secretary Eric Pickles approved two schemes on land at Kirkham following an appeal from the two developers, supported by Levvel.
Levvel presented the argument that the greenfield site was badly needed for housing because the council had under provided on its five year land supply for housing and affordable housing and that the proposed 30% affordable housing weighs 'very heavily' in favour of the grant of permission and Mr Pickles agreed.
This was despite some criticism from councillors based in rural Fylde, as well as local opposition from residents in the area.
Levvel are continuing to help clients achieve the best, viable planning consents and provide comprehensive planning arguments on housing supply. If you have a greenfield scheme potentially heading for appeal, and would like to speak to Levvel about our services and track record, please call 01202 639444.
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NATIONAL PLANNING POLICY FRAMEWORK
Last year, the Government announced the National Planning Policy Framework. Levvel welcome informal queries from previous, current or potential new clients on the impact that the new framework will have on their project, be they a local authority, developer or landowner. Please contact us on 01202 639444 to see how we can assist.
JUNIOR AND SENIOR HOUSING CONSULTANTS
Bournemouth / London based November 2013
Levvel are expanding their team and looking to recruit specialist housing consultants in the Bournemouth and London office. We are looking for self-motivated, confident, independent and innovative thinkers who can relate and communicate well to a broad range of people from different professions. more >>