Tetlow King have issued a new fortnightly monitoring document of the current local authority planning consultations that may be of interest for those seeking to develop housing for older people.
It provides details of the planning authority and type of consultation, along with comments regarding what elements of the documents are of particular interest. In nearly all cases local planning policy documents have a more significant impact on how any planning application is determined by the local Council than national planning policy. Local policies will determine if the principle of the development is acceptable and will set out the policy with regard to matters such as affordable housing requirements (if any), planning contributions, unit sizes, the need for specialist accommodation in the area and sustainable construction among other matters.
The information seeks to enable operators and developers, with an interest in the elderly care sector to have the opportunity to influence emerging local development plans. Representations to new local plans can influence policy preparation in a way which is beneficial to new development for older people within the local area.
This document is for any operator or developer who may be considering making a planning application in an identified Council area for a new site, extending an existing site or even replacing an existing development.
If you wish to speak to us about a particular consultation or area within which you are seeking to develop do contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or Iain.email@example.com