The Central Lincolnshire Joint Planning Committee has announced it will be running a ‘Preliminary Engagement’ exercise from 20th May – 16th September 2013. During this period, interested parties will have the opportunity to respond to a number of key questions centred around various growth options and how these may impact on individual settlements.
Crucially, there will also be a further ‘call for sites’ process where landowners will have the opportunity to submit initial representations for sites which have not already been included within the earlier versions of the evidence base documents. This process presents an opportunity for landowners to get that initial ‘foot in the door’ as the challenge begins to secure valuable and beneficial site allocations.
If you have a site you wish to promote for development within Central Lincolnshire then please give Globe a call on 01522 546483 and one of our Chartered Town Planners will be more than happy to talk you through this window of opportunity and how we could help you maximise the development potential of your land.
It’s been a very long time since anyone built a mud and stud barn, so we were delighted to make this successful planning application for an educational resource centre to be housed in a new build mud and stud barn just outside of Woodhall Spa.
We believe that this will be the first barn of such construction to be built in Lincolnshire for approximately 300 years!
It is intended that the barn will be used for educational access within Natural England’s Higher Level Stewardship Scheme – in effect the resource will be utilised as a ‘Countryside Classroom’ for visits from schools and other groups and will be used as a farm, countryside and heritage learning centre.
On 1 May 2013 a new fund was opened by the government specifically targeted at local communities preparing Neighbourhood Plans.
The fund is entitled “Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning 2013-15” and enables Town/Parish Councils or Neighbourhood Forums to apply for up to £7,000 to cover the costs related to the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan or Order.
This fund can be used to help communities directly or to assist in covering the costs of professional fees of organisations such as Globe who are able to provide advice and input into the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan.
To read more about how Globe can help you in the preparation of a Neighbourhood Plan, please click here.
Please contact a member of our team to learn more about accessing the “Supporting Communities in Neighbourhood Planning 2013-15” fund or for specific information about preparing a Neighbourhood Plan.
The Double Tree by Hilton hosted the Friday Club presentation evening following the successful fundraising undertaken from the sale of raffle tickets, sponsored 10k runs and even one hardy member swimming the icy waters of Brayford Pool.
Almost £4,000 was raised for local good causes including a £500 cheque ‘accepted’ by Globe Director Phil Scrafton on behalf of the St Barnabas Trust.
The first of two very important footbridge structures to provide attractive routes over the railway in Lincoln’s city centre was supported by the City Council’s planning committee. The fully accessible structure proposed at Brayford Wharf East received overwhelming local support after a detailed planning and design process had influenced the form and appearance of the proposed structure. Over the last 12 months Globe has helped coordinate the planning and design process including numerous consultations with the general public. Councillors welcomed the investment in the new bridge and associated investment relating to the public realm, historic structures and wildlife habitats.
This investment is part of wider investment in Lincoln by Network Rail with a structure also being proposed to provide access over the railway lines at High Street. That proposal requires the acquisition of third party property and Globe’s key role in securing support for that investment continues.
Globe has, like many others, become very frustrated by the lack of sensible discretion shown by far too many officers in local planning authorities when validating (or refusing to validate) applications for planning permission.
A tick-box mentality appears to remove any scope for a sensible judgement as to whether a piece of information that may be ‘on a list’ is actually required or is even useful in assessing the proposed development. We have made our views known in the recent consultation by the Government.
We have come across this blog by Martin Goodhall which picks up on the various points nicely.
Home From Home Care provides a range of specialist needs-led services for adults with learning disabilities and complex support needs. These include Autism, Epilepsy, Severe Learning Disabilities, Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities and High Vulnerability. Their approach is very much influenced by the needs they found as parents of a child with specialist support needs. The result is a wonderful combination of this family perspective alongside experienced professionals from social care. The superb levels of accommodation and support services offered responds to a local demand which requires growth and further investment. The extensions at The Hawthorns will provide self-contained accommodation and enhanced facilities which will mean the delivery of much needed care, support and far better outcomes for an additional eight people.
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