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Javid promises housing White Paper with “significant” new planning measures by year end

Communities Secretary acknowledges the administration’s poor track record for delivering new homes and promises significant new measures to speed up the supply of new housing…

Chancellor Hammond stresses government backing for infrastructure body

Speaking at the Conservative Party Conference Hammond insists that the government is firmly behind the National Infrastructure Commission…

Regional planning formula in latest Welsh local government reform proposals

Local Government Secretary Mark Drakeford proposes alternative method for Welsh authorities to achieve reforms by working together to deliver key services on a regional or sub-regional basis…

Ebbsfleet Garden City reports housing site short-fall

Implementation framework for Ebbsfleet Garden City identifies locations for 12,800 new dwellings, 2,200 short of the garden city’s proposed 15,000 new homes…

Buckinghamshire housing scheme blocked by Secretary of State

Communities Secretary agrees with inspector and refuses application for a 42-home scheme on 2.35-hectares of land in Great Horwood, Buckinghamshire…

Planning round-up 6 October 2016

– Report on Welsh Permitted Development regime for non-domestic solar
– Greater Manchester strategy hiccup
– East of England planner drive
– Teesside deal funding announced
– M4 Newport inquiry put back five months
– Berkshire local plan delay
– Salford regeneration
– Taunton redevelopment mooted
– And more stories…


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