As the EPC celebrates its 10th Birthday this year, here’s 10 things you need to know…

As the 10th anniversary of the EPC approaches, property owners are being urged to review their Energy Performance Certificates as the majority could be due to expire. Certificates could only have a few months left to run before they expire, and it is important to leave enough time to get a new one in place. What is an EPC? An EPC (Energy Performance Certificate) is a guide that is used to score the efficiency of […]

Invitation to Webinar introducing the Groundsure Avista

Pali in conjunction with Groundsure would like to invite you to take a look at the new, all in one, residential Environmental report from Groundsure covering seven key environmental risks and providing the most comprehensive risk report on the market. When: Wednesday 23rd August 2017 Time: 11.00am Duration: Approx 30 minutes Topics covered: • Contaminated Land • Flood Risk • Ground Stability • Radon • Energy • Transportation • Planning Applications

Warrington to get new Railway station at Chapelford

Planning chiefs at Warrington have given the go-ahead for the long-awaited new West Warrington railway station, at Chapelford. The station was originally approved in outline in 2002, with the scheme being heard at Planning Committee on the 19th July 2017 where the planning application was unanimously approved. Chapelford Urban Village is now close to completion with land available, as a result of a legal agreement with David Wilson Homes, to the south adjacent to Skelton’s […]

Parkside Regeneration – Know your facts…

What is Parkside Regeneration? Parkside Regeneration is a joint venture between developers Langtree and St Helens Council, to regenerate the former Colliery at Parkside, Newton-le-Willows which closed in 1992. The proposal is to transform the derelict site located on the south-eastern edge of Newton-le-Willows into a new employment park, which will include a major rail freight terminal. The story so far… The plans for the site have been a subject of lengthy debate for many […]

Housing Boost for Newton-le-Willows

Newton-le-Willows will see the development of 142 new houses after St Helens Council gave the green light for the new development. Housing developer Taylor Wimpey will provide a mixture of detached and semi-detached properties on 4.87 hectares of land to the west of Common Road.  The land was allocated for residential development in the St Helens Unitary Development Plan. A recent assessment carried out by independent assessors found a requirement for more housing in all […]

Regeneration masterplan to target deprived Wigan council estate

Landscape architect and masterplanner Gillespies has presented a regeneration masterplan for the Worsley Mesnes estate in Wigan, which is set for a multi-million pound transformation, one of the biggest overhauls in the area since the 1980’s. The proposal includes 278 new homes, remodelling of the 1960’s streets, improved greenspace and a hub development which will comprise of shops, community space, a neighbourhood square, and 18.5 acres of improved green space. The area is one of […]

Invitation to Free Webinar on Planning

Pali, in conjunction with Groundsure, would like to invite you to join our free Webinar on Planning. When: Tuesday 11th July 2017 Time: 11:00 Duration: Approx 1 hour CPD: 1 CPD Point To register for this webinar please CLICK HERE In this informative 1 hour webinar we will cover the following: Overview / Statistics NPPF and government – where are we building and why?  Stimulants such as Help to Buy Why order a planning search and what it could highlight within […]

Building on Contaminated Land – A Sustainable Use of Soiled Ground or an Environmental Disaster?

With a housing shortage across the UK more companies are turning to contaminated land for new developments but is this move just a clever use of soiled land or should buyers be worried? The volume of housing needed is greatly exceeding that which is currently in development. In response to this the government has set clear targets and funding for all local authorities in England, Wales and Scotland with the ambition of one million new […]

Invitation to Webinar – Introducing the NEW Groundsure ‘Avista’

Pali in conjunction with Groundsure would like to invite you to join our free Webinar introducing the brand new Environmental Report ‘Avista’. When: Tuesday 20th June 2017 Time: 12:30 Duration: Approx 30 minutes To register for this webinar please CLICK HERE Agenda: Contaminated Land Flood Risk Ground Stability Radon Energy Transportation Planning Applications Please note you will need sound for this webinar.

Avista from Groundsure – A better view to homebuyers and conveyancers alike!

Groundsure Avista delivers seven environmental searches intelligently filtered to produce the clearest and most comprehensive risk report on the residential market. A new kind of environmental search report that’s clearly better for both homebuyers and conveyancers. This innovative new report service, released earlier this month, offers clients more searches in less pages at a competitive rate. Avista is the first of its kind to include seven key searches: planning, contaminated land, flood, ground stability, energy […]