As we reflect on two weeks in which leaders from around the world assembled in Glasgow for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP26), the construction and built industry look to what they can do to help reduce carbon commissions in the UK. With the built environment contributing to 25 per cent of the … Continued
A funding scheme first launched in 2016 has been renewed to help build 10,000 new homes within the next four years. Founded by Lloyds Banking Group and Homes England, the Housing Growth Partnership II (HGP) provides British SME and regional housebuilders £300 million for extra development work. The deal has been forged to increase the … Continued
Hundreds of homes and a spectacular new football stadium will soon lay at the heart of a long-awaited new sports village at Cheshunt Football Club. After eight years in the planning process the green light was finally given in September 2021 for Cheshunt Sports Village when the council’s refusal was overturned in a public inquiry. … Continued
Buying a property for the first time is nearly always a daunting experience, without throwing a global pandemic and the threat of an economic downturn into the mix. However, much is being done to help those make that initial, scary step onto the first rung of the property ladder. Here is a breakdown of what … Continued
A leading property developer has praised the Queen for her “commitment to construction” post COVID in a recent speech she made at the State Opening of Parliament. LW Developments’ Dean Williamson has welcomed the monarch’s comments to the forthcoming Planning Bill, which aims to promote economic recovery and growth in response to the pandemic. “There … Continued
Among the barren economic wasteland that COVID-19 has left in its wake, a few small promising buds of growth are starting to penetrate the unpredictable property world. Back on March 1, with the vaccination rollout in full swing, Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled some positive changes in his Spring Budget. The stamp duty holiday extension … Continued
COVID-19 has changed everything. The way we interact with people, the way we think about things and of course the way we work. For many people, the last time they saw the inside of their office was back in March 2020 when restrictions were first announced and orders to work from home were issued. As … Continued
House prices finished up in 2020, but with end of the furlough scheme and the stamp duty holiday this year, how will house prices fare in 2021? Property website Rightmove predict that the surge in house prices at the end of last year will continue into this year as the nation’s housing needs are likely … Continued
Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has set out proposals to bring Britain’s planning system kicking and screaming into the 21st century. The ambitious plans have been drawn up to get the country building. Although what effect the coronavirus outbreak is now going to have remains to be seen. The full Planning for the Future White Paper … Continued
The Government has set an ambitious target of building 300,000 new homes a year by the mid-2020s to be able to cope with demand. In 2018-19, they achieved 241,130 which is still some way short. One of the biggest blockers is finding available land, so if you are a landowner, now could be the right … Continued
Everyone has been making a big thing of the fact that not only are we starting a new year, but we’re also beginning a new decade. It’s hard to believe it’s now 10 years since David Cameron and Nick Clegg joined forces, and Germany kicked England out of yet another World Cup. Here at LW … Continued
Buying your first home is one of the most exciting – and most stressful – times of your life. Whether you are taking advantage of a scheme to help secure your dream property or not, LW Developments, of Broxbourne, a Help to Buy Scheme provider, is offering some tips to get you moved in. HOW … Continued
Whether you have a large garden, own commercial premises or have strategic land on the edge of town, there will come a time when you will want to know how much your land is worth and how you can sell it to maximise its value. Whatever the size of your land, you will want the … Continued
In January this year we submitted a permission in principle (PIP) application for a small residential scheme in Hoddesdon. It is the first time we have made such an application and, from my discussions with planning officers, I understand it is the first one the local authority has received since this new route to planning … Continued
The first phase of apartments at Skyview, Hoddesdon, were all sold at the launch weekend. The scheme comprises a selection of brand-new top floor luxury one and two-bedroom apartments available on a Help to Buy Basis. The next phase will be released soon by our agents Anthony Davies.
Broxbourne Council’s Local Plan Examination is underway with LW Developments proposals for Cheshunt Sports Village heard in October. LW Developments has promoted the residential led mixed use scheme throughout the Local Plan process. The inspector is due to publish his interim report on the plan at the end of November.