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HRA’s evidence to the investigation of Permitted Development Rights by the House of Commons

  HRA’s evidence submitted to the investigation of Permitted Development Rights by the House of Commons Select Committee for Housing, Communities and Local Government. HOUSE OF COMMONS PDR(1)
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Gorillas’ Licence Application – ‘Blockbusters’: 133 Portswood Road

Licence application: 2021/00762/01SPRN Gorillas Blockbuster Licence Application HRA Statement
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Please report any adverse comments/threats against the Highfield House Hotel to the police, details below

HRA has just received a call from Hampshire Police concerning threats made against the Highfield House Hotel. Many of you will know that it is currently housing Asylum Seekers as part of a contract with The Home Office.  It seems there has been some adverse comments made on Social Media, including against the hotel itself, sufficiently serious that the Police are now investigating. You are asked...
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HRA’s response to the Government White Paper Consultation: ‘Planning for the future’

Over the past month, HRA has submitted lengthy and detailed responses to three current consultations: the Government’s proposals for changing the current planning system, the White Paper ‘Planning for the Future’, and the Housing, Communities and Local Government Select Committee inquiry into the planning system. In summary, whilst we welcome some aspects of the...
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What can be done to your house without planning permission?

A quick summary from Alan Grant, Secretary, National Organisaton of Residents’ Associations (dated 9 August 2020): 1. Internal Renovations Including New Kitchens and Bathrooms. One of the most obvious projects you can tackle without planning permission is decorative internal renovations, including the addition of a new kitchen or bathroom. Even if you’re switching rooms around and moving...
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HRA often looks at Planning from a building perspectve, what about trees?

HRA often looks at planning from a building perspective but what about trees? This is an interesting article by Nicole Hillier from The Woodland Trust about protected trees and how to know which trees are protected. It describes the different types of Tree Preservation Orders (TPO). See article here. Information provided by HRA Secretary, Barbara Claridge....
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Planning Proposal, Rockstone Lane: if you feel strongly about this, the deadline for objections is Tuesday 2 June. See more below.

Planning proposal, Rockstone Lane: If you feel strongly about this, the deadline for objections is Tuesday 2 June. See more below. Bevois Mount History Southampton Yesterday at 10:12 ·  Please support Rockstone Lane residents objection to a proposal to bulldoze an historic former brewery and replace with 13 flats over three floors in total disregard for restrictions on new development contained...
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Is a HMO a ‘dwelling house’? If it is, the issue is relevant to two matters of legislation

HMO as Dwellinghouse Is a HMO a ‘dwellinghouse’? If it is, the issue is relevant to two matters of legislation. (1) Statutory Instrument 2015 No. 596 The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 provides in Schedule 2, Part 1, that the “enlargement, improvement or other alteration of a dwellinghouse” is permitted development. So, can a HMO landlord claim...
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