Local planners are considering giving a rare Local Development Order to the Duchy of Cornwall’s 540-acre “model town” extension to Newquay.
This is “radical reform unlike anything we have seen since the Second World War,” declares the Prime Minister, Boris Johnson, as the Planning for the Future consultation opens. “Not more fiddling around the edges, not simply painting over the damp patches, but levelling the foundations and building, from the ground up, a whole new planning system for England.”
In Pictures: Fawley Waterside will deliver 1,500 new homes in a new “smart town” on the 300-acre Fawley Power Station site on Southampton Water, masterplanned by Poundbury architect Léon Krier. “Our ambition is to build one of the most beautiful small towns in England,” says the developer.
“TwentyFive” is a JV with The Portman Estate, designed by Stiff+Trevillion and MSMR.
Edinburgh’s proposed New Town Quarter could deliver 300 homes, 100,000 sq ft of office space and a hotel on a 5.9 acre former RBS site.
“We are exploring with third parties the concept of new mixed-use affordable housing,” says the John Lewis Partnership in a strategic review.
Housebuilder Hill has donated the first batch of its “Foundation 200” free homes for the homeless, supplying 16 houses in Cambridgeshire.
“In macro-economic terms, Covid is just about as bad as it gets,” says Leconfield and Fairway Capital founder George Brooksbank. “Yet, if current conditions grant us access to some of the more rarely traded properties in London’s golden postcodes, there is enormous opportunity to add value in this historically robust market.”
“The last few months have seen a marked growth in interest from increasingly focused buyers,” says the luxury property developer’s sales chief, as he reports “another landmark sale” in Westminster.
Former PWC man Glyn Barker to lead the FTSE 100 housebuilder for ‘up to two years’ as the search begins for Tony Pidgley’s long-term successor.