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3008, 2016

Planning system ‘not to blame for slow delivery of new homes’

By |August 30th, 2016|News|0 Comments

The planning system is not to blame for the widening gap between the number of homes granted planning permission and the number of homes developers […]

2608, 2016

Why are so few communities making use of their power to allow development without a planning application?

By |August 26th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Residents of a Gloucestershire town last week voted to grant permission for an affordable housing development, becoming one of only a handful of communities to […]

2608, 2016

Planning students ‘should help deprived areas create neighbourhood plans’

By |August 26th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Planning students should be required, as part of a practical element to their course, to assist disadvantaged areas to produce neighbourhood plans as part of […]

2508, 2016

Biomass plant held acceptable near to residential development

By |August 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments

A biomass plant on vacant land adjoining an industrial estate in Essex was granted for its benefits for renewable energy generation and sustainable management of […]

2308, 2016

Renewed government strategy for tackling homelessness ‘a must’

By |August 23rd, 2016|News|0 Comments

Councils offer “ineffectual and meaningless” advice to vulnerable people, with the scale of homelessness such that a renewed government strategy is “a must”, say MPs.

It […]

1908, 2016

What referendum results reveal about support for neighbourhood planning

By |August 19th, 2016|News|0 Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Data from the first 200 neighbourhood planning referendums shows that several factors are likely to influence resident turnout.

On a cold spring evening just over […]

1208, 2016

Neighbourhood Watch: Few close calls for neighbourhood plans

By |August 12th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Most neighbourhood plans have been passed at referendum with strong support, but data compiled for Planning’s Neighbourhood Watch bulletin show that this is not true […]

908, 2016

Legal challenge delays Kent neighbourhood plan

By |August 9th, 2016|News|0 Comments

A council in north Kent has put a neighbourhood plan referendum on hold following a legal challenge to its decision to accept an examiner’s modifications […]

208, 2016

1.8m disabled people have unmet housing need says report

By |August 2nd, 2016|News|0 Comments

According to new research, there are 1.8 million disabled people in the UK who have housing needs that are currently unmet.

The research has been launched […]

2507, 2016

44% of new homes are flats, survey finds

By |July 25th, 2016|News|0 Comments

Forty-four per cent of the new homes built in England over the past ten years were flats, according to official figures published last week.

The figures, […]