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805, 2018

Heritage policies being applied ‘weakly’, says Historic England report

By |May 8th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Local authorities’ implementation of National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) heritage protection policies has ‘significant shortcomings’, according to a new report by government advisor Historic England.
New […]

105, 2018

Office conversion rights producing poor-quality homes, surveyors warn

By |May 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments

The government has said it is ‘reviewing ways to ensure that all types of development are of a high standard’ in the wake of a […]

105, 2018

New build affordability worse than existing builds, suggests ONS data

By |May 1st, 2018|News|0 Comments

In England and Wales in 2017, buying an existing house was ‘significantly’ more affordable than newly built homes, according to data from the Office for […]

3004, 2018

Brokenshire replaces Javid as housing secretary

By |April 30th, 2018|News|0 Comments

James Brokenshire has replaced Sajid Javid as housing secretary, following Javid’s move to the Home Office in the wake of Amber Rudd’s resignation.

Javid was this […]

2004, 2018

Community bid to reclaim part of Dumfries High Street

By |April 20th, 2018|News|0 Comments

A community benefit society has been established in Dumfries, with ambitious plans to take back control of its neglected town centre and become the first […]

1704, 2018

Downturn in out-of-town retail ‘is classic planning fiasco’

By |April 17th, 2018|News|0 Comments

A claim that ‘let-rip’ policies have led to a ‘classic planning fiasco’, with England facing an oversupply of out-of-town retail space and struggling high streets, […]

604, 2018

How will the government proceed with local plan intervention threat?

By |April 6th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The government faces significant obstacles in taking over local plan production at the three councils that face intervention, experts warn.

At the end of March, communities […]

2703, 2018

Quartermain to assess three councils over lack of local plan

By |March 27th, 2018|News|0 Comments

England’s chief planner will visit three of the 15 councils threatened with intervention for not compiling a local plan in order to assess whether the […]

2603, 2018

Castle Point, Thanet and Wirral to face local plan intervention, Javid reveals

By |March 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Housing secretary Sajid Javid has revealed that three councils will now face central government intervention in their local plan-making process – Castle Point in Essex, […]

2603, 2018

Wirral Council hits out at secretary of state local plan intervention

By |March 26th, 2018|News|0 Comments

One of the three councils that housing secretary Sajid Javid announced on Friday would face central government intervention in its local plan process has said […]