Planning

Overview

  • 9,644 homes were sold in the year (2016: 8,721)
  • 25,655 plots owned with implementable detailed planning permission in place (2016: 24,879)
  • 59% of our homes were developed on brownfield sites (2016: 62%)
  • £118.2m was committed in community investment through Section 106 and Community Infrastructure Levy (2016: £147.9m)

Performance Against 2016/17 Target

We will pilot Building for Life on a minimum of 1 site and assess the impact on planning, construction costs and development desirability over the next 3 years

The initial live site for assessment has been identified and stage 1 has seen a review of the planning process to assess our engagement with Building for Life, test perceived benefits to accelerating the planning process and quantify the additional work/cost/time involved

Comparative Data

Percentage of homes developed on Brownfield Sites

Percentage of homes developed on Brownfield Sites

Percentage of homes developed on Brownfield Sites

 

2017/18 targets

For the 2017/18 Bellway financial year, we have set a range of targets across our three CR themes (Environment, Construction, and Society and Economy). We have prioritised these targets and published our top 12 priorities across the themes for this financial year. This approach allows us to focus our efforts on the areas of greatest impact, while continuing to work internally on our additional targets.

Below you can find our public targets relating to energy.

We will pilot Building for Life on a minimum of 1 site and assess the impact on planning, construction costs and development desirability over the next three years (2016/17 – 2019/20)

Where sites are progressed through the planning process, we work closely with both local councils and the local residents to arrive at a scheme that is beneficial to the community, whilst at the same time enhances the local environment. We do this by combining the talents of the in-house teams with expert external consultancy.

Inclusive Planning

We are committed to an inclusive planning approach. This includes involvement with local communities through neighbourhood workshops, public meetings, exhibitions, newsletters and interactive websites, all assisting to build positive relationships with key stakeholders.

Engagement

While these measures help to secure detailed planning permissions for sensitive and challenging sites, we never lose our focus on the new communities being developed. By engaging with local people we can provide new homes and facilities to blend within the community, creating cohesion between old and new.