Sandbach saga: meet the housebuilder standing up to Michael Gove

In the latest example of the housing secretary intervening in planning on design grounds, we talk to Colin Muller of Muller Property Group, about the Sandbach development in Cheshire East which has been called in Colin Muller, owner and founder of Cheshire-based Muller Property Group, is straight talking when it comes to secretaries of state for housing, describing the current role holder, Michael Gove, as “overzealous” and “self-important.” He is preparing to “do battle” with Gove over a plann

Gove intervenes in two more planning applications on design grounds after Berkeley Homes row

Following his attempt to block the Tunbridge Wells scheme, the housing secretary is set to make decisions on planning applications in Leamington Spa and East Cheshire Michael Gove, the housing secretary of state, has intervened in two further planning applications on design grounds according to documents seen by Housing Today. Following Gove’s attempt to block a 165-home Berkeley Homes scheme in Tunbridge Wells, Kent, on the grounds that the design was “generic” – a controversial decision he l

This Opulent A-List London Townhome Can Be Yours for $33 Million

A “rare” 10,000-square-foot house on a London street that’s almost as famous as the A-list actors known to have lived here is currently on the market for $33 million (£26.75 million). Ennismore Gardens has been home to a string of Hollywood stars, from Ava Gardner to Sir Michael Caine, and the street itself has even played feature roles in several movies and television series—including Alfred Hitchcock’s Frenzy and the original TV series The Avengers. The stucco-fronted home comes complete with

Housebuilding concerns at fore as Tories lose control of key councils

Difficult night for the Conservatives with the party losing control of Windsor & Maidenhead and East Herts Public attitudes to housebuilding appear to have played a key role in areas where the Conservatives were defeated in yesterday’s local government election. With many areas still to declare, control of Windsor & Maidenhead local authority was wrested from the Tories by the Liberal Democrats, which gained 13 seats, amid swings of more than 20% in some wards. It follows a campaign by Libera

Taylor Wimpey fined £480,000 for polluting Welsh river

Evidence of silt being discharged into rivers was found on a number of occasions in 2021 Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey has been fined nearly half a million pounds having been found responsible for multiple incidents of pollution to a Welsh river in 2021. The £4.3bn turnover firm was found guilty of one charge of breaching environmental permitting regulations at Cwmbran Magistrates Court on Wednesday and fined £480,000. The court found that contaminated water was illegally discharged into the Riv

The Bridgerton effect: 10 homes fit for a Duke or Duchess - Zoopla

These stunning Regency-era homes are sure even to get the much-feared Lady Whistledown’s approval. Netflix sensation Bridgerton has whetted our appetites for the sort of homes that have parlours, morning rooms and beautiful pale stone exteriors. This period drama with a twist, set in Regency-era England and based on Julia Quinn’s novels, features fabulous frocks, scintillating storylines and showcases some of the most impressive examples of Georgian architecture around. “With the country bein

Animals and mental health - the story behind Benedict Cumberbatch's new film

Long before cat memes and kitten videos, if you wanted a feline fix you’d turn to Louis Wain. Even if you haven’t heard of Wain, you’ll recognise the comic expressions and wry whiskers of his anthropomorphic cat paintings, an exhibition of which is set to open at the Bethlem Museum of the Mind on Friday 3 December. A century ago, Wain’s paintings were everywhere, in books, annuals and magazines. He was viewed as a rather eccentric national treasure and wrote widely on his cat theories, includ
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