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News published September 2016

  • Planning minister ponders policy shifts

    Published: Thursday, 22nd September 2016

    In his first major speech as planning and housing minister Gavin Barwell suggests there will be a shift in government policy away from a singular focus on home ownership…

  • Planning round-up 22 September 2016

    Published: Thursday, 22nd September 2016

    Planning applications on the up. Rise in capital spend by planning departments. Liverpool housing boost. Small builders bemoan land shortages and planning barriers. And more stories...

  • North East devolution deal flounders

    Published: Thursday, 15th September 2016

    Javid confirms that the £30m-a-year devolution deal and regional mayor for the North East are “off the table” after the region’s local authorities fail to agree terms…

  • Infrastructure body urges clarity on its powers

    Published: Thursday, 15th September 2016

    The National Infrastructure Commission calls for MPs to clarify its position after the latest planning legislation omits provisions to put it on a statutory footing…

  • DCLG starts consultation on latest planning reforms

    Published: Thursday, 15th September 2016

    Government launches consultations on further changes to the neighbourhood planning regime and improving the use of planning conditions…

  • 390-home Norfolk scheme allowed by Javid

    Published: Thursday, 15th September 2016

    Communities secretary allows Wymondham development appeal, concluding that the adverse impacts did not outweigh the economic and social benefits of the scheme…

  • 550-dwelling Tewkesbury project dismissed

    Published: Thursday, 15th September 2016

    Javid dismisses proposals for 550 new homes at Ashchurch, concluding that the adverse effects on road safety and traffic flow made the scheme unsustainable…

  • Sheffield to trial flood resilience urban design strategy

    Published: Thursday, 15th September 2016

    Department for Environment and Rural Affairs to pilot flood defence strategy in Sheffield designed to “deliver, and be financed from the proceeds of, economic value for the local area”…

  • Planning round-up 15 September 2016

    Published: Thursday, 15th September 2016

    West Midlands land commission. Low carbon policies and Northern growth. Metropolitan green belt under threat? MoD and Network Rail sites to boost new homes. And more stories...

  • Think-tank says developers to blame for housing supply crisis

    Published: Thursday, 8th September 2016

    Latest research claims councils have granted enough planning consents to meet the government’s target of building one million new homes by 2020 but developers are failing to build them...

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