As reported back in July, land promotion company Richborough Estates has drawn up proposals for a 4.27 hectare greenfield area, currently used for grazing livestock opposite the golf club on Chesterfield Road.
The planning application reveals the outline of a development with ambitions to include 30 per cent ‘affordable’ housing – although there is no guarantee at this early stage.
The company has been pushing for the site to be included in the Derbyshire Dales Local Plan – currently undergoing a periodic update – and the council has carried out a Strategic Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (SHELAA) to examine its potential.
That document highlights potential issues which the planning application may now encounter, estimating its capacity as 64 homes and concluding: “Given the potential impact upon landscape sensitivity and settlement pattern, the site is considered to be 50 per cent developable.”
The plans seek to address the landscape concerns by concentrating homes on the lower reaches of the site, close to Chesterfield Road, partially screened with trees to minimise the impact on the view of the slopes, dry-stone walls and woodland behind.
Elsewhere in the SHELAA, council officers note the impact on primary and secondary schools in the immediate area already facing capacity issues, and the high likelihood that new residents would have to rely on cars to reach local amenities, thereby increasing traffic.
While the potential flooding impact is rightly a hot topic around building in Matlock, the SHELAA found this site poses a particularly low risk.
Judging by responses so far submitted to the council, not all of the site’s neighbours are convinced by the idea.
Most note the concerns above, and one comment which sums up the feeling said: “It is wrong to keep building on our greenfields with no regard to what the local residents think.”
For full details and drawings of the project, search for application 22/01044/OUT at derbyshiredales.gov.uk. Public comments close on Thursday, October 6.
A £277m financing deal between development company Quintain and investment bank J.P. Morgan Chase will provide 769 new homes at Wembley Park.
74 percent of Quintain’s two new residential buildings, expected to be completed by early 2025, will be ‘Build-to-Rent’. Shops, cafes, restaurants and a 7-acre park are also in the works.
The largest construction contract to date at Wembley Park is “yet another sign of the financing market’s confidence in Quintain”, says James Saunders, CEO of Quintain.
The Build-to-Rent operator has achieved a 99.5 percent lease level across their entire portfolio, with 1,968 new tenants – nearly a 60 percent increase on last year.
Danielle Bayless, COO of Quintain Living, said it was a “huge accomplishment” for the company.
“Hitting these strong numbers shows exactly what BtR can bring to the UK market and how it differs from a traditional rental model.”
Quintain’s solid record of delivering and managing Build-to-Rent homes in London was “one of the key reasons driving our interest” in the deal, according to Rahul Sule, Co-head of J.P. Morgan EMEA and APAC Real Estate Finance.
In December, as the Repton Gardens residential building is launched, Quintain will add another 396 homes to their portfolio.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. (WSYR-TV)– As Hurricane Ian inches closer to making landfall in the Sunshine State thousands of people are evacuating their homes including many Central New York natives.
John and Tammy Serrao were born and raised in Syracuse, but after John served nearly 25 years with the Syracuse Police Department they decided to retire in Bradenton, Florida just 40 minutes south of Tampa.
Now they’re being forced out of their home after local law enforcement came to each home in their neighborhood to inform them of a mandatory evacuation.
Before leaving they tried to hunker down as much of their property as possible, moving patio furniture and potted plants inside. Once they left they were stuck in traffic for hours heading to the only hotel they could find two hours inland.
A similar experience happened to Cicero native Bonnie Altier who’s lived in Florida for the past six years but just moved to her new home on Treasure Island three months ago.
Luckily she was able to drive an hour north out of the mandatory evacuation zone to stay with her daughter while her husband finished preparing their house for the storm. He plans to leave the island Wednesday morning before the bridges close so they can wait out the storm together.
As for the Serrao’s, they say it’s better to be safe than sorry hoping to return to an undamaged home in a few days.
By Olivia Young
CASTLE ROCK, Colorado (KCNC) — Many of us have green grass in our front yards, and while it’s very pretty, it’s also very thirsty. Kentucky bluegrass uses about 19 inches of water per growing season. Now another community on Colorado’s Front Range is looking at banning that grass in front yards.
“We’re moving forward with this because we think it’s in the best interest of our community and our rate payers,” says Mark Marlowe, Director of Castle Rock Water.
Castle Rock will likely follow Aurora’s example and limit where and how much cool weather turf can be used in new developments.
“This is new homes that are permitted in Castle Rock after Jan. 1, 2023, they will not be able to install turf in the front yard and they will have to install less than 500 feet of turf in the backyard,” said Marlowe.
Instead, the town is pushing “Colorado-scaping,” or planting drought tolerant native plants that use less water. Existing homes can get rebates to Colorado-scape their yards.
While the ordinance would eliminate turf in new commercial and residential uses, it could still be used in functional settings.
“Parks and other locations where you’re using that turf for play, absolutely you can put that turf in,” said Marlowe.
The goal is to reduce per-capita water use by 100 gallons a day. Castle Rock will not ban new golf courses like Aurora did.
Water policy analyst John Berggren, with Western Resource Advocates, applauds the move.
“It’s great!” said Berggren. “More and more Colorado communities and western communities need to be taking similar approaches.”
He says climate change and a growing population make this kind of action necessary across the state.
“We have a very fast-growing region here on the Front Range and that new development, new growth cannot be done the way it’s been done the last 100 years. It’s got to be way more water efficient,” says Berggren.
The ordinance is not the law of the land just yet. It passed its first reading unanimously in the Castle Rock town council. The second and final reading will take place on Oct. 18.
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JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 27, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Jacksonville’s Providence Homes recently added two new entries to its energy-efficiency résumé: a Housing Innovation Award from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and an Indoor airPLUS Leader Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Housing Innovation Award
The 2022 Housing Innovation Award recognizes the very best in innovation and achievement on the path to Zero Energy Ready Homes™. Providence received the award at the Energy & Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA) High Performance Home Building Summit in Scottsdale, Arizona. The award is the highest honor builders can receive for constructing Zero Energy Ready Homes. These high-performance homes are so energy efficient—often 40 to 50% more efficient than typical new homes—that they can offset most or all the energy they consume with a renewable energy system.
Providence Homes President & COO Sean Junker received the award on behalf of the company at the summit.
EPA Indoor airPLUS
Providence Homes has been recognized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as a recipient of the 2022 Indoor airPLUS Leader Award. This annual award recognizes market-leading organizations who promote safer, healthier, and more comfortable indoor environments by participating with Indoor airPLUS and offering enhanced indoor air quality protections for new home buyers.
Indoor airPLUS was created on the foundation of the EPA’s ENERGY STAR Residential New Homes Program and encourages builders and raters to go further with construction practices to help minimize exposure to airborne pollutants and contaminants. Homes that earn this label offer superior comfort, durability, indoor air quality, and peace of mind for their home buyers.
“We take pride in being Jacksonville’s leader in energy-efficient home construction,” said Junker. “Being recognized by the DOE, EPA and EEBA is validation that we are on the right track to build homes the right way – now and in the future.”
About Providence Homes |
Headquartered in Jacksonville, Providence Homes is committed to providing the highest standards of residential construction in northeast Florida. As one of Jacksonville’s only 100-percent ENERGY STAR® Certified home builders, Providence Homes pledges to make a difference in the industry by building every home with the same detail and commitment to excellence as they would with their own. Since becoming an ENERGY STAR® partner, Providence Homes has built more than 1,900 ENERGY STAR® homes helping Jacksonville families save more than $7 million in energy bills.
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By Aarthi Swaminathan
Sales of new homes are still below a peak of 1.04 million annual rate in August 2020
The numbers: U.S. new home sales surged 28.8% to a seasonally-adjusted annual rate of 685,000 in August, from a revised 532,000 in the prior month, the Commerce Department reported Tuesday.
That’s the second-biggest jump on record, for new home sales. The pace of sales is a sharp reversal of a drop of 8.6% in July.
Yet the sales of new homes are still below a peak of 1.04 million in August 2020.
Analysts polled by the Wall Street Journal had forecast new home sales to come in at 500,000 in August.
Year-over-year, new home sales are still down by 0.1%.
New home sales fell a revised 8.6% to 532,000 in July, compared with the initial estimate of a 12.6% drop to 511,000.
The new home sales data are volatile month-on-month and are often revised.
Key details: The median sales price of new homes sold in August was $436,800, down from the record $458,200 in April.
The supply of new homes for sale dropped by 22.1% between July and August, equating to a 8.1-month supply.
Regionally, sales of new homes rose in all regions, led by the Northeast which saw a 66.7% surge in sales.
Big picture: The gain might reflect homebuyers rushing to complete purchase before mortgage rates move any higher.
Even if rates are inching towards 7%, uncertainty about a worsening macroeconomic environment is pushing people to act, instead of hoping for prices to fall before jumping in.
For instance, mortgage applications had increased last week, as buyers seem to worry about rates rising even further in the coming weeks and months.
Market reaction: The Dow Jones Industrial Average and the S&P 500 were up in early trading on Tuesday. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note rose above 3.8%.
Shares of builders, including D.R. Horton, Inc. (DHI), Lennar Corp (LEN), PulteGroup Inc. (PHM), and Toll Brothers Inc. (TOL) opened higher during morning trading.
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A deal has been struck to develop more than 1,800 new homes across two sites in Brent.
A partnership between housebuilder The Hill Group and Pinnacle Investments has entered into a contract with the United Colleges Group, to redevelop sites in Dollis Hill and Wembley.
Land off Dudden Hill Lane is earmarked for approximately 1,500 new homes and a site off Wembley Park Drive will gain around a further 300 new homes.
The deal will enable United Colleges Group to consolidate and build a new educational campus on Olympic Way, close to Wembley Park station.
United Colleges was established in 2017 following the merger of the College of North West London and City of Westminster College and focuses predominantly on vocational courses, including green skills.
Andy Hill, group chief executive at The Hill Group, said: “In collaboration with Brent Council and United Colleges we look forward to embarking on this exciting new project that will bring long-term benefits to Dollis Hill and Wembley, and deliver quality sustainable new homes for residents, both now and in the future.”
Christopher Turnbull, managing director at Pinnacle Investments, said: “We look forward to working collaboratively with our partner and other stakeholders to deliver high-quality, sustainable, mixed tenure homes and through long term investment and stewardship of place support the creation of a successful new community that also provides for existing neighbouring communities.”
Stephen Davis, CEO and principal at United Colleges Group, said: “The sale of our existing campuses at Willesden and Wembley is a crucial step in making sure that the College of North West London continues to deliver world class education and skills for the residents of Brent and the wider London community.
“We celebrated 130 years of unbroken further education provision in Brent earlier this year, and our new campus on Olympic Way will allow us to continue to do that. The state-of-the-art facility will be fully equipped for the digital students of the future, through our designation as a flagship college for our key delivery partner, Microsoft.
“Our continued relationship with Hill will ensure that we deliver on this ambition for our students whilst also leaving a legacy of much needed housing for Brent at our previous campus sites.”
If you think you’re able to rehome one, you can find more details on the website.
You can also help the centre by donating via the website’s support page.
Why dogs shouldn’t eat chocolate
Animals with RSPCA Lancashire East looking for new homes
Gender – Male
Age – 0-3 months
Breed – Lurcher crossbreed
Colour – Brindle
Can live with – Fry might be able to share his new home with another dog but he’d rather not live with a cat. He could live with children and will need someone with him most of the time. His toilet training needs to continue and he needs more training on the lead.
Gender – Female
Age – 0-3 months
Breed – Lurcher crossbreed
Colour – White and brindle
Can live with – Leela might be able to live with another dog but she’d rather not live with a cat. She can be left alone for a short amount of time and she’ll need to continue toilet training. She could live with children who are 9+ if they’re sensible and understand her needs as a young dog.
Gender – Male
Age – 3 years (approx.)
Breed – Saluki crossbreed
Colour – Ginger and white
Can live with – Louis needs someone around for most of the day and he’d prefer to be the only animal in the home. Louis could live with children who are 14 years or older. Car training will need to be continued at the centre.
Gender – Male
Age – 1 year (approx.)
Breed – Lop
Colour – White and grey
Can live with – Mason needs plenty of space in a large enclosure and he’d like a spayed female rabbit to share it with. He should be okay living with children who are 10 years old or above.
Gender – Male
Age – 6-12 months
Breed – Himalayan
Colour – White and brown
Can live with – Marcus is looking for a female rabbit to share his new home with. He could live with older children.
NITRO, W.Va. (WSAZ) – Faye Bowles said she has lived on 24th Street in Nitro for almost 30 years and said she has seen plenty of changes in the neighborhood.
“When I first moved in, there was a doctor’s office at the corner and there was a lot of traffic around,” she recalled. “Then, when the doctor passed away, the building became rental homes for families.”
However, she said as the years passed, so have the condition of the homes.
“After the families moved in, it seemed like the properties started to go downhill,” she said as the families moved out, conditions around the homes deteriorated. “You see somebody strange lurking. You wonder if they are staying in an abandoned building, if they are up to something.”
Nitro City Planner Kim Reed shared sentiments. She said through the last few years, abandoned buildings in Nitro have been more than just an eyesore to those who live in the neighborhood. She said the buildings also create health and safety hazards to first responders who regularly take calls of incidents in there.
“If the properties are not being cared for they’re not helping anyone, they’re creating a serious concern for first responders that have to come in and deal with the boarded up houses and squatting and vacancy,” she said. “In some of these houses they’ve been vacant for eight, nine, ten years. It’s a real dangerous situation.”
Reed said the city plans to use about $350,000 from in Rehabilitation Environmental Action Plan funds to use to demolish at least 20 buildings Nitro has acquired in recent years, which include former commercial and residential buildings.
Once demolished, the city plans to use the spaces for new commercial buildings, new homes or sell to neighboring residents to expand their properties.
Regardless of a property’s future use, Reed said residents who live near the buildings will still live on streets that meet city code and continue to receive city services.
“Everybody is excited to see what could come, what the future holds, what could come in its place,” she said. “We want to be part of the conversation, solution and create new opportunities.”
Bowles said there are a few options to help residents the city could take.
“It’d be nice to get another grocery store or something, right now we’re limited to what we could get in Nitro.”
Reed said a more concrete timeline on the buildings’ demolition will be available once the state approves for the city to proceed.
In the meantime, the city said some of the buildings are being temporarily repurposed, for example, some buildings on 24th street are being used as training spaces for the Nitro firefighters.
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Hello, everybody. Debora Whitehead here with your Tuesday edition of the Shirley-Mastic Daily, filled with all the things you need to know about what’s going on in town. Including updates on…
- Our Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Halloween Party!
- The William Floyd High School’s Acabellas performance.
- Houses available for sale in the area and more!
But first, today’s weather:
Sunshine; breezy in the p.m. High: 72, low: 52.
Here are the top 5 stories in Shirley-Mastic today:
- The Shirley/Mastic Chamber of Commerce is hosting the Fourth Annual “Full Moon Halloween Dance” at the Veterans of Foreigner Wars at 437 Main St, in Center Moriches. There will be dinner, a costume contest, a raffle, drinks, and more! Save the date for Oct. 29 from 7 to 11 p.m. (Shirley/Mastic CofC)
- William Floyd High School, the Acabellas group, performed the “Star Spangled Banner” at the Mastics-Moriches-Shirley Community Library’s 21st 5K Run for Literacy event at Smith Point Park. Watch their performance here! (WF School District)
- Do you like crafts? If so, don’t miss the “Adult Enrichment: Fall Flower Craft” at the MMS Community Library on Thursday, Sept. 29, at 4:30 p.m. Ms. Currao will lead the participants in creating a fall flower. No registration is required. All are welcome! (MMSC Library)
- For those looking for a house in the Shirley-Mastic neighborhood, check the newest list of five new homes available in the area. (Shirley-Mastic Patch)
Today in Shirley-Mastic:
- On the Road: Stroller Club at Southaven Park. (10:30 a.m.)
- Crafternoon at Mastic Rec Center – MMS Community Library. (4:30 p.m.)
- LEGO Builders at Mastic Rec – MMS Community Library. (5:30 p.m.)
- Community Service – Bookmarks for Homebound Patrons. (6 p.m.)
From my notebook:
- Patch: “A bicyclist was struck by a vehicle in Southampton Monday morning, police said.
According to Southampton Town Police, at 10:45 a.m., a call came in about the crash, which took place on County Road 31, just north of the railroad crossing.” (Patch)
- The Wertheim National Wildlife Refuge in Shirley is hosting a beekeeping seminar. Three kinds of honeybees and their life will be discussed at 3 p.m. All ages are welcome. (FWS)
- Suffolk Times: “Scenes from the annual Merry Merfolk parade during the 33rd Maritime Festival in Greenport this weekend.” (Suffolk Times via Instagram)
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