CPA Associate

from CPA Weekly Newsletter 9 March 2018 "CPA Welcomes a New Associate The CPA is very pleased to welcome a new Associate: ALPS Group, which was established in 2000, provides professional and practical commercial property advice that maximises the value of investment, development, ownership and occupation. ALPS Group already counts [...]

2018-06-13T13:57:09+00:00 March 26th, 2018|

New Draft London Plan

Striking the right balance on Mayor Khan's new draft London Plan. The Good News Mayor Sadiq Khan has just published his draft London Plan to replace London Plan 2016.  This proposes an integrated economic, environmental, transport and social framework for development of London over 20-25 years.  Its policies promote [...]

2018-06-13T13:56:54+00:00 February 28th, 2018|

Changes to planning application fees

The Government has given the green light to increase planning application fees by 20%.  This increase will take effect from 17 January 2018 and any application not validated before this date will pay the new amounts. Non-residential applications rise from £385 to £462 per 75 s.q.m and the upper [...]

2018-06-13T14:02:03+00:00 January 15th, 2018|

Thoughts on Rating Appeal System

There has been much written by many regarding the iniquitous new Check-Challenge-Appeal Rating Appeal system, and the Valuation Office Agency has effectively underlined everyone’s thoughts by publishing figures in respect of Rateable Value appeals – 182,000 at this time in 2010, at the last Revaluation, and 5,650 this year. It [...]

2018-06-13T13:57:46+00:00 January 8th, 2018|

Pop-up cities could be a reality by 2030

Could this be the future? Some food for thought from Insider Northwest Technological advances could lead to the emergence of pop-up cities by 2030, according to property experts brought together by Turner & Townsend to discuss what lies ahead for the industry. The panel, which was chaired by Insider's Simon [...]

2018-06-13T13:58:13+00:00 December 18th, 2017|

Autumn Budget 2017 Housing

Interesting times ahead according to the Autumn budget 2017 with regards to housing, also green belt and brownfield sites – an area that ALPS specialise in and have much experience of. Some main points: The housing supply is to be raised from 217,000 at present to approximately 300,000 per [...]

2018-06-13T13:58:30+00:00 December 4th, 2017|