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Lepus is a landscape assessment, ecology, planning and sustainability appraisal practice based in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

SEA Projects

421
Number of development sites assessed during SEA projects.

Landscape Projects

11
Landscape Character Assessments completed.

Ecological Appraisals

34
Ecological appraisals for plans and projects.

Latest News

UK. November 2017

Autumn Budget 2017: £44bn housing package for planning reforms.

 

The Chancellor has outlined a £44bn package for housebuilding over the next five years, including £15.3bn of new funding, alongside support for planning reform and scrapping stamp duty for first-time buyers of homes under £300,000.

 

A promise of more than doubling the housing infrastructure fund accompanies £400m for estate regeneration, £12.1bn to unlock strategic sites, £8bn of new financial guarantees to support private housebuilding and £34bn to develop construction skills across the country.

 

Lifting the HRA cap for housing in high demand areas is also intended to encourage the building of new dwellings to cut shortages. This will be focussed in urban areas, with Hammond promising the protection of the green belt.

 

By 2050, the Cambridge-Milton Keynes-Oxford corridor has marked for the construction of 1 million homes.

 

 

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