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Sigma Homes acquires coastal brownfield site in West Sussex

Sigma Homes acquires coastal brownfield site in West Sussex

Sigma Homes Group has acquired a brownfield site in the coastal village of Rustington in West Sussex. The 2.78-acre site has detailed planning consent in place for 33 units, which includes a mix of family homes and luxury apartments. Located on Sea Road, Rustington, it’s one mile south of Angmering and currently consists of cleared land and various standalone buildings. Sigma Homes plans to build 26 new properties, with the Cook’s House and Carpenter’s House being converted into two dwellings. The Laundry Building will be converted to five spacious apartments. Construction work is due to take place in Summer this year, with the first homes being ready for occupation in Spring 2025. Mark Allison, land director at Sigma Homes, said: “We’re delighted to have now acquired this site – especially due to its wonderful location on the seafront, as well as boasting excellent connectivity to nearby towns and villages. “I’d like to thank all of the team at Sigma Homes Group who worked on this project, as well as our external partners and consultants. “We …

VIVID secures Portsmouth brownfield site for new waterfront community

VIVID secures Portsmouth brownfield site for new waterfront community

Hampshire housing association VIVID has acquired a large brownfield site in Portsmouth, marking an important step in its plans to create a new waterfront community, Victory Quay. The land at Tipner East will be used to bring high-quality homes, green spaces and commercial, social and recreational facilities to the gateway of Portsmouth. VIVID is working in partnership with Portsmouth City Council and Homes England to develop the community in an area which was highlighted as part of the government’s City Deal to support economic growth, create jobs and invest in local projects. It will transform an unused, derelict, brownfield site to create 850 new homes, including those for affordable tenures such as shared ownership and affordable rent. Hear the latest insights from property experts on The Business Magazine’s new podcast The plans, which look to centre sustainability, ecology and landscape, include enhancing the waterfront promenade as well as improving connectivity from the north of Portsmouth to the rest of the city, reducing the need for car use. Plus, new flood defences will protect Victory Quay …

Ministers tell councils to prioritise brownfield to turbocharge housebuilding | Politics | News

Ministers tell councils to prioritise brownfield to turbocharge housebuilding | Politics | News

All English councils will be told to prioritise brownfield developments to boost housebuilding while protecting the green belt. The bar for refusing brownfield plans will also be made much higher for big city councils who are failing to hit their locally agreed house building targets, the Government has said. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said: “We pledged to build the right homes in the right places – protecting our precious countryside and building more in urban areas where demand is highest. Today’s package is us delivering on that. “We are sticking to our plan and are on track to meet our commitment to deliver one million homes over the course of this Parliament, and the changes announced today will deliver the right mix of homes across England.” A consultation on proposals will launch today (TUES) and run until March 26, and the Government will look to implement these changes to national planning policy as soon as possible. The Government is also helping developers overcome “tiresome bureaucracy” by slashing red tape that stops derelict sites and unused …

Sunak reveals plan to boost brownfield homebuilding in England | Planning policy

Sunak reveals plan to boost brownfield homebuilding in England | Planning policy

Rishi Sunak will announce a series of proposed changes to the planning system on Tuesday to encourage developers to build more homes, in a move designed to boost development in urban areas even while housebuilding slumps nationally. The prime minister and Michael Gove, the housing secretary, will announce a consultation into a package of measures aimed at making it easier for developers to get permission to build on derelict sites in England’s 20 biggest towns and cities. But while some builders have welcomed the move, others in the industry accused the government of trying to deflect from the wider slump in building prompted by Gove’s previous decision to allow local authorities to avoid stringent building targets. Sunak said in a statement: “We pledged to build the right homes in the right places – protecting our precious countryside and building more in urban areas where demand is highest. Today’s package is us delivering on that.” Gove added: “Our new brownfield presumption will tackle under delivery in our key towns and cities – where new homes are …

Persimmon Homes gets green light for 95 homes at Chippenham brownfield site

Persimmon Homes gets green light for 95 homes at Chippenham brownfield site

Wiltshire Council has granted planning approval to Persimmon Homes Wessex for 95 new homes on a brownfield site in Chippenham. Once fully purchased, the Oak Hill Rise development will replace the former station of Wiltshire Ambulance Service, which was decommissioned and mothballed after staff relocated to Bath Road industrial estate. The development will deliver a range of energy efficient homes for first-time buyers, growing families and downsizers, including 26 for shared ownership and affordable housing. All properties will be no-gas and instead powered by air source heat pumps, with EV charging points throughout the site. Visit Hampshire Biz News for bright, upbeat and positive business news from the county Plans also include publicly accessible green space, bird and bat boxes, a new pedestrian and cycle connection. Julian Roper, MD of Persimmon Homes Wessex, said: “Persimmon is delighted to have secured planning permission from Wiltshire Council. “This exciting scheme will see us build homes with quality our customers can rely on at a price they can afford. “As part of our mission to leave a positive and lasting …

Shops to be turned into homes to solve housing crisis – without destroying countryside | Politics | News

Shops to be turned into homes to solve housing crisis – without destroying countryside | Politics | News

Plans to turbo-charge housebuilding on brownfield sites so the country can tackle the housing crisis without concreting over the green belt will be unveiled this week. New laws will speed up the process for turning shops into homes. It is hoped that under-used office sites and former department stores will become housing under the “brownfield-first” policy. Housing Secretary Michael Gove said: “This Government has a plan to help people achieve the dream of home ownership and grow the economy, with 2.5million homes delivered since 2010 – and we are determined to go further. But we will not allow the countryside to be concreted over. “Communities expect us to make use of empty properties or disused buildings, and redevelop existing derelict sites, before we consider building on other land. “These changes would build tens of thousands more homes across the country, revitalising our towns and cities while protecting our precious green spaces.” His department says the changes “mark a decisive shift away from the rise of developments on the edge of villages and in the green …