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1611, 2017

Secretary of State loses patience with Wirral Council

By |November 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Sajid Javid names 15 councils facing local plan intervention – and Wirral is one of them.

Saying that his “patience has run out” with local authorities […]

2010, 2017

How simplified housing need proposal will affect neighbourhood planners

By |October 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Commentators say that proposals for a standard formula to calculate housing need figures for neighbourhood plan areas where a district’s local plan is out-of-date may […]

1910, 2017

MIPIM UK | Wirral Council shortlists partners for £1bn joint venture

By |October 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Wirral Council is understood to be in discussion with three partnerships to deliver its £1bn waterfront regeneration plan; Muse with Morgan Sindall, Scarborough with BCEGI, […]

1610, 2017

Updated housing need weakens neighbourhood plan

By |October 16th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The secretary of state agreed with his inspector’s recommendation and allowed an appeal recovered for his own decision, granting outline permission for 108 houses outside […]

2909, 2017

Proliferation of hot food takeaways unacceptable on health grounds

By |September 29th, 2017|News|0 Comments

A hot food takeaway from an A1 retail unit (shop) in a town centre location in Tyne and Wear was refused for harm to the […]

2209, 2017

Welfare policy ‘undermines’ work done to tackle homelessness

By |September 22nd, 2017|News|0 Comments

New research suggests that most councils and housing associations believe that the government’s welfare policy reduces their ability to tackle homelessness effectively.

The research, Tackling Homelessness […]

2109, 2017

Sharma allots £22m for communities to help deliver housing

By |September 21st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Neighbourhood planning settlement for 2018-2022 announced.

Housing and planning minister Alok Sharma has announced that £22.8 million of government funding will go to communities to help […]

2009, 2017

Javid announces ‘top-to-bottom review’ of social housing

By |September 20th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The communities secretary Sajid Javid has announced a ‘wide-ranging, top-to-bottom review’ of social housing in England which he said will examine issues including ‘place, community, […]

1909, 2017

Government-funded affordable housing down by 50%

By |September 19th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The number of affordable homes funded by the government fell between 2010/11 and 2016/17, with the level of funding for affordable housing far less than […]

1509, 2017

Neighbourhood plan housing need proposals published

By |September 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Councils with up-to-date local plans could be expected to provide neighbourhood planning groups with a housing need figure for their plan areas, while councils without […]