27 April 2016 | Ridge News
We are all aware that on the 23rd June we will be asked to vote on whether we stay in or leave the European Union. This has proved to be a very controversial issue, splitting the opinion of Government Ministers. At present very little information is available to the general public about the benefits of staying in or leaving.
HPP, in conjunction with the Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce, is hosting a debate on the European Referendum on the 20 May 2016. HPP has secured some passionate and well informed speakers from both sides.
27 April 2016 | Ridge News
On Thursday, staff at Hunter Page Planning ran the entire Cotswold Way route in aid of the charity, Cancer Research. The 102 mile route follows the Cotswold Way National Trail along the limestone escarpment from Bath to Chipping Campden. The route traverses the largest Area of Outstanding Beauty in England and Wales and is extremely hilly. Due to the extent and number of hills, it is a brutal route for runners, however greatly enhanced by the outstanding views of the countryside and chocolate box pretty villages.
19 April 2016 | Planning Applications
Following a lengthy application process, Forest of Dean District Council have granted planning permission for a new equestrian centre in the open countryside. In support of the proposal, HPPs provided justification for the need for the facility, addressed highway safety, landscape and ecological concerns.
18 April 2016 | Ridge News
We are delighted to confirm the recent promotion of James Griffin from Senior Planner to Associate Planner. James' new role will involve managing his own team of planners and bringing in additional work.
11 April 2016 | Ridge News
HPP are delighted to have won a tender for the submission of a full planning application for works at Whitely Village. In brief, Whitely Village is an estate covering 225 acres and is situated to the south of Walton-On-Thames. The estate currently comprises a planned village which provides homes to nearly 500 older people.
11 April 2016 | Planning Applications
HPP are delighted to have secured planning permission for an urban extension comprising;
- 1500 homes, 3.3ha of new employment space (B1/B2/B8);
- A community hub to include health services and shopping facilities;
- Land allocated for a Primary School;
- Sports hub comprising additional pitches for local clubs, and children?s play areas;
HPP submitted the application in 2012 on behalf of ERLP2 and The Society of Merchant Venturers, following discussions and negotiations with Officers and interested parties which took place for a period of time exceeding 18 months. HPP were then responsible for the public Inquiry which took place in 2015.
6 April 2016 | Planning Policy Updates
Following the regulations laid before Parliament last month, the first amendment to the 2015 General Permitted Development Order, with new and amended permitted development rights (PDRs), came into force on 6th April 2016.