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Charles Hesse

Street Votes plan “unworkable and unfair”, say Aston Mead

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Leading land agents Aston Mead have dismissed proposed changes to planning rules announced in the Queen’s Speech this week as “unworkable and unfair”. The Government’s Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill would allow ‘street votes’ with new housing developments being blocked if a two-thirds ‘super-majority’ of residents do not agree to support a plan. The ‘street…

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Why YOU should sell Brownfield Land

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What exactly is brownfield land? Put simply, its land which has previously been built on. This means that sometimes it might be contaminated and will need work to remove the contamination. Sometimes it will have existing structures, which will have to be cleared. But the good news is that this is precisely the sort of…

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Adam Hesse

Aston Mead herald ‘worst planning environment in a generation’, as local authority plans are delayed yet again

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Leading land agents Aston Mead say the current planning environment is the worst they have had to work in since their business was founded over 20 years ago. Aston Mead Land & Planning Director Adam Hesse explained: “Without doubt, this is the worst planning environment we’ve had to face in a generation. The system was…

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Adam Hesse

Councils struggling to find brownfield sites should look in their own backyard first, says Aston Mead

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Leading land agent Aston Mead says that councils now suspending their local plans to avoid building on greenfield land should consider releasing brownfield sites they already own. Some councils are reported to be putting their local plans on hold after Boris Johnson suggested developers should build homes ‘not on green fields’ at the Conservative Party…

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Richard Watkins

Pause to planning reforms will lead to hiatus in housebuilding, says Aston Mead

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Leading land agent Aston Mead says the government’s decision to put its flagship planning reforms on hold will lead to a slow-down or even a halt in the construction of new homes in the near future. The announcement to pause the biggest shake-up in the planning system in England for 70 years was made by…

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Looking for a new challenge? We’re hiring!

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We are expanding and looking for hard working, articulate and self-motivated individuals to be part of our ever growing, experienced team. We would welcome applications from RICS qualified individuals with property experience, freshly qualified and would also be delighted to speak to those without property experience as full training will be given.   Please send…

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Charles Hesse

Aston Mead says time limits on land lay blame at wrong door

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Leading land agent Aston Mead says government plans to introduce time limits for building on land with planning consent, with levies if developers miss deadlines, are fundamentally misguided. The company’s comments follow news that a ‘use it or lose it’ scheme is being considered by ministers, to try to increase construction rates in the industry.…

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Adam Hesse

Developers have been made the whipping boy for alleged land banking when it’s the planning system that’s at fault, says Aston Mead

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Leading land agent Aston Mead has questioned new recommendations to penalise developers who fail to build new homes on sites they have acquired, despite having been given planning permission. The suggestions have been made in a wide-ranging report on the government’s proposed planning changes, published by the Housing, Communities and Local Government (HCLG) Committee. The…

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Development for Dummies

Development for Dummies: Understanding the development process.

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In a piece written for the Estates Gazette (EG), Paul Collins, a senior lecturer at Nottingham Trent University, unpacks the stages of development from market research right through to sale letting and use. Though intended for a student audience, the article titled Making sense of the development process is a comprehensive and easy-to-understand description of the land…

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Adam Hesse

Aston Mead calls on government to identify types of green belt land that could be built on

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Leading land agent Aston Mead is calling on the government to identify which areas of the Green Belt could be earmarked for new housing, to reassure the public about the type of land involved. The company says that concern about building on protected land would diminish, once people understood what sort of locations were being…

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