What can housing expect from the autumn statement? ... more
Radical changes needed for private rented sector - Sir Adrian Montague's review ... more
Renegotiation of Section 106 planning obligations: Consultation ... more
RICS release final guidance note - Financial viability in planning ... more
Poole CIL Examination - Council drops differential CIL charge ... more
Stuart Woodward attends Poole CIL Examination ... more
Levvel awarded Bolsover District Council contract ... more
Levvel, busier than ever
1 November 2012
Levvel awarded East Herts contract – testing viability of the collective policy burden - Levvel were recently awarded a contract by East Herts District Council to carry out detailed viability assessment to assess the impact of affordable housing, s106 and a possible range of CIL charges. This commission follows a contract in 2010 where the Levvel study provided an evidence base to support the Council's affordable housing target.
Levvel awarded Colchester contract – Levvel have just been commissioned to consider the cumulative effect of affordable housing, s106 and CIL on a range of sites across the Borough. This detailed viability testing will provide an evidence base to future council policies.
Levvel assists large established company in relocation negotiations – Levvel is commissioned to assist a developer and established company in Wiltshire to assess the viability of a factory move to a new site. Discussions are underway with the council to agree a package of s106 and affordable housing contributions for the redevelopment of a factory site which will release adequate capital for reinvestment in a new factory in the locality, thus preserving jobs and enhancing the prospects of the local economy.
Another recovered appeal success, 300 homes given the go ahead at Kirkham, Preston ... more >>
Affordable housing supply plummets 26% in a year ... more >>
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 >>