Episode 12 with Richard Bacon MP

Richard Bacon MP
Richard Bacon MP

Our Special Guest this week is Richard Bacon, the MP who brought forward a Private Members Bill that became the Self-build and Custom Housebuilding Act.

Planning decisions of the week:

  • An inspector’s decision 2nd December dismissing an appeal against the refusal of Bedford Borough Council to grant permission for up to 400 homes on a site outside the urban core, with issues about HLS & NPPF para 11, impact on the setting of a SAM & heritage assets, archaeology, BMV.
  • An inspector’s decision 25th November allowing an appeal for 50 homes at Finchingfield, against the refusal of Braintree District Council on a site outside the ancient village with listed buildings and beyond the conservation area, issues about impact on the countryside but no 5 year HLS.
  • An inspector’s decision 3rdDecember dismissing an appeal against the refusal of the London Borough of Wandsworth to grant permission for a mixed use scheme of  four blocks four storeys high on employment land raising issues about the effect of development on the living conditions of neighbouring residential properties, effects on a Conservation Area & locally listed building.   
  • An inspector’s decision 3rd December dismissing an appeal for 25 homes against Central Bedfordshire Council’s decision on a site outside the settlement envelope of Haynes, a Large Village, impacts on character & appearance of the countryside, designated heritage assets & a pre NPPF development plan.

Plus “Praise of the Week” and “Nudge of the Week”

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