"Lepus provide an excellent service - always professional, insightful and responsive to client’s needs delivering high quality reports on time and budget."
"Lepus have assisted Workham and our partners on a variety of projects. The team have always been proactive and responsive to our needs and provided practical advice and solutions both in urban and rural development environments."
"Lepus have been assisting APS in the preparation of a large number of Neighbourhood Plans providing expert advice and evidence in relation to Screening Opinions, Scoping Reports and Strategic Environmental Assessments.
In an increasingly complex area of Neighbourhood Planning which is vulnerable to challenge, the support Lepus provides is both reassuring and comforting for communities."
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.