The Localism Bill has received Royal Assent to become the Localism Act.
The Act will grant new rights and powers to communities and individuals, and allow for a more democratic and effective planning system, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has said previously.
Richard Summers, president of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) commented: “The real test of the Localism Act will be its implementation and the resources made available to enable the planning system to deliver it.”
To read more click on the link below.
We adhere to the same procedures used by major developers and construction companies. The one golden rule is location, location, location.
Your Land Broker is fully conversant with all aspects of land acquisition. We identify, evaluate and after much deliberation purchase sites that hit our exacting selection criteria.
For most individuals purchasing a plot of land can be a daunting experience. At Towers Property Development we offer the solution; we help individuals buy land al easily and efficiently.
The Localism Bill will deliver the most radical reform of housing in a generation, Housing Minister Grant Shapps said today.
Mr Shapps said the Localism Bill would sweep away top-down building targets, and in their place give local people the power build the homes their community needs. He added the Bill will also end the "lazy consensus about the social housing system, which has become unfair and ineffective".
He said decision-making powers on housing will be returned to local councils and communities through a new Community Right to Build. Under this initiative, communities will be able to come together and give the green light to new homes, shops and businesses, without the need for formal planning permission, as long as there is 50 per cent community support in a local referendum.
The scheme will be backed up with cash incentives through the New Homes Bonus for councils that allow new development in their area. Under the New Homes Bonus, Council tax from new homes will be match funded for six years, with more cash available for building affordable homes. Almost £1bn Government funding has been set aside so councils who build more homes start benefiting immediately from the extra cash, which they can spend on improving the local area, say ministers.
The Bill will also affect all areas of social housing policy, giving councils "more flexibility to use their social housing stock to the maximum effect and drive down waiting lists". Ministers believe that the current centrally-determined rules to allocate social homes are unfair and, despite £17billion of spending on social housing over the last 13 years, have caused waiting lists to almost double to five million people.
Housing Minister Grant Shapps said: “With housebuilding at its lowest peacetime level since 1924, the time is right for radical shake up of the entire system. The Bill will end top-down targets – in their place communities with the vision and drive to build more homes will be given the freedom to achieve their ambitions, and this will be backed up with powerful cash incentives for councils that allow new development in their area.”
“With five million people languishing on social housing waiting lists, the system for social housing is also ripe for reform. Councils will now be able to manage social housing in a way that genuinely meets the needs of local people, and will be able to offer flexible tenancies that give people the helping hand they need, for as long as they need it. The new system will be fair, and the lifetime tenancies and succession rights of existing tenants will not be affected.
“But our reforms go beyond building more homes and introducing a fairer system for social housing – we also want to slash the pointless red-tape that is strangling the housing market, and blocking peoples’ aspirations to own their own home. That’s why we’ve made HIPs history, which has already given a boost to the housing market – because rather than shelling out hundreds of pounds for nothing in return, we're letting home owners get on with selling their properties.”
We are aware that there are some unscrupulous companies who have promoted land which is never likely to get planning permission due to its location. Worse; in some cases they have no access, are on flood plains, or on land-fill, etc. and in some cases they do not even own the land. There have also been cases of companies claiming that planning permission is imminent but they require further investment from each individual owner to secure it.
Towers Land is in no way associated with such companies, we never indulge in such practices.
In particular we draw your attention to the following:
TPDL has produced these particulars in good faith but cannot guarantee total accuracy. Sizes are approximate. Purchasers should verify every detail of importance prior to purchase. These particulars are not an offer of contract. Comments made in general advertising for TPDL may not apply to this particular property and subsequent planning permission cannot be guaranteed.
TPDL is not regulated by the FSA so is not authorised to give investment advice or offer regulated investment products to the public. TPDL offers parcels of land to individuals and does not have any role in managing the land once it has been sold, and is not a collective investment
Request a login username & password by calling 0845 0943 123 or email email@example.com
WARNING: this investment is highly speculative. There is a considerable risk that the land sold will not obtain planning permission for residential development in the foreseeable future. In that case, you will lose a considerable part of your money.
WARNING:Neither Towers Property Development Limited nor its agents will take any steps to obtain planning permission for residential development on your plot and/or actively to promote your plot for residential development.