Town and Country Planning
Positive feedback for proposed Buckover Village

4 July 2016 | Ridge News

Initial plans for a new 191 hectare settlement to the east of Thornbury were presented to town councillors at the end of last month. HPP have outlined a desire to involve residents as well as parish and town councils from the outset. The objective is to build a planned settlement, which is all inclusive, addressing matters of housing, employment and all other principle components that attribute to quality design. The new village would comprise 3,000 dwellings, employment, health, community and education facilities, transportation and communication infrastructure and retail provision.

HPPs reaction to the Brexit vote

4 July 2016 | Ridge News

It is too early to fully understand the long term impacts of the EU referendum result upon the planning profession. In terms of planning law, most of the laws incorporating European law, in the main, relate to environmental matters. The UK will continue to be bound by them until the Government has officially exited the EU, i.e. 2 years after a notice is given by the UK government under Article 50.

New flagship car showroom for Hyundai

25 May 2016 | Ridge News

HPP has secured a resolution to grant permission, subject to the signing of a S106 Agreement, for a new flagship building for Hyundai off the Great West Road along the elevated section of the M4. The proposed development will add to the growing cluster of car companies opening showcase dealership facilities along the Great West Road, which include Audi, Mercedes Benz, KIA and VW.

A full house for the referendum debate

23 May 2016 | Ridge News

The Insurance Room at Cheltenham Racecourse was full on Friday as people attended, an informative and, at times, passionate and loud debate on the forthcoming European Referendum.  HPP, in conjunction with the Cheltenham Chamber of Commerce, hosted the debate on 20th May. 

HPP team completes the Cotswold Way in a day

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.

The Europe Debate – In or Out

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.

Redevelopment of Whiteley Village, Surrey

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.

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