Staff from HPP had an enjoyable if not rather challenging team building event when they went gorge walking in Wales last week. The day commenced with an 80 foot abseil down into the gorge which then lead to scrambles down waterfalls, climbs up cliffs and wading through the river to complete the event. Whilst the challenge tested a number of staff members, in typical HPP spirit, all staff completed the day showing true strength of character. The day was finished with a well-deserved meal in Cheltenham.
On 14th July HPP held a public consultation regarding the proposed development of land off Randalls Road, Leatherhead for a residential and care related development. If you would like to view the display boards presented at the exhibition please follow the below link, which also includes a comment form to fill in if you would like to make any observations on the proposals. Please return any comments by 28th July.
13 July 2015 | Ridge News
HPP are delighted to have secured planning permission for an 'exceptional dwelling' located at Land at Headlands, Mill Lane, Prestbury.
Brownfield Sites set for automatic permission - latest proposals by the Chancellor to meet housing targets
On Friday 10th July Chancellor George Osborne unveiled a programme of new policies designed to ensure the Government meets it target to build 200,000 new homes a year by 2020. At the heart of the new proposed policy package is a new power for central Government to grant planning permission for brownfield sites.
Chancellor George Osborne is tackling the housing crisis by implementing changes to town planning aimed at ensuring more houses are built.
The Chancellor indicated that the thrust for these changes stem from the fact that 'Britain has been incapable of building enough homes, the reforms we made to the planning system in the last parliament have started to improve the situation: planning permissions and housing starts are at a seven-year high.'
HPP is delighted to announce that the team were awarded Highly Commended for the Employer of the Year category in the 2015 Planning Excellence Award. The competition was tough as we were up against some of the larger multidisciplinary companies, however the judges recognised the efforts made by the company in training and nurturing their staff in order to ensure that every employee reaches their potential. This ensures that HPP have a team of highly trained and motivated staff who are capable of delivering challenging and often complex cases.
Well done to everyone involved.
Planning permission has been secured by HPP for a change of use of existing agricultural land and barns to leisure and formation of a mountain bike facility at Crickley Hill, Witcombe, Gloucestershire. The approved facility includes downhill trails, and dirt jumps and will be available to private users and to schools and colleges.
The site is within the Cotswold AONB, however the LPA agreed with the conclusions reached by HPP that the development would not impact the landscape character. The recreational and tourist facility was found by the LPA to be generally supported by Local Plan policy.
Planning permission has been secured by HPP on appeal at Broadway, Worcestershire for the erection of 125 dwellings (including 40% affordable) within the AONB, on a greenfield site outside the development boundary. The proposal incorporated various financial contributions in respect of the provision for public open space, cycling, primary education and a variety of off-site recreational facilities.