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What is Biodiversity net gain and how does it affect development?

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Another raft of regulations prescribing what developers should do about the environment come into effect later this year. But, as Aston Mead Land & Planning Director Adam Hesse explains, instead of railing against the proposals, the property industry should embrace the opportunity to put something back…    If you were to believe the popular myth,…

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The Role of Infrastructure Planning in Land Development

The Role of Infrastructure Planning in Land Development 

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Infrastructure planning is a crucial aspect of land development, laying the groundwork for vibrant and sustainable communities, it encompasses the strategic integration of transportation systems, utilities, public services, and green spaces to create functional urban environments.   Key aspects and significance of infrastructure planning in land development.  Understanding Infrastructure Planning:  Infrastructure planning involves the comprehensive…

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The Five Biggest Barriers to Building Today

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Construction is in a crisis. Some of my colleagues in the sector have described this as the most difficult environment for developers in a generation. And I have to say, I agree. To any impartial analyst, this would seem to be an odd state of affairs: house building is an established cornerstone of the UK…

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Adam Hesse

Forget stamp duty – privatise planning instead, says Aston Mead

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Leading land agent Aston Mead says that the only way the government has any chance of hitting its housebuilding targets is by privatising the planning system. Aston Mead Land & Planning Director Adam Hesse says reforming to the planning process should now be the focus, rather than making cuts to stamp duty – which might…

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Recruitment crisis in construction means we need a return to the YTS, say Aston Mead

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Leading land agents Aston Mead say that the current recruitment crisis in the UK construction industry means more government spending on employment training is now essential. Land & Planning Director Adam Hesse thinks too many school leavers are automatically opting for a university education, regardless of whether it’s the right choice for them, while ignoring…

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Why choose us to sell your land?

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Aston Mead has been established for over 20 years and is one of the most successful land agencies in the South East and West of England, having advised and assisted hundreds of owners in securing the best price for their land. With over 100 years of combined experience in land, planning, and development, our team…

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Street Vote 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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