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2211, 2017

Budget 2017: HCA to get new planning powers in expanded role

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

The government’s housing and regeneration quango is to get new planning and compulsory purchase powers as part of an expanded role for the body, the […]

2211, 2017

Budget 2017: Government plans to deallocate sites with no prospect of delivery

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

The government is to consult on a proposal to take allocated sites out of local plans where ‘there is no prospect’ of a planning application […]

2111, 2017

Neighbourhood plan published for east London estate earmarked for 3,000-home regeneration

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

A draft neighbourhood plan for a housing estate close to the London 2012 Olympic Park earmarked for major regeneration contains proposals to enforce a ballot […]

1711, 2017

Housing association debt to be wiped off government’s balance sheet

By |November 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Reports that the government is to reclassify housing associations as private organisations in a move ministers hope will enable them to borrow more money for […]

1711, 2017

Government ‘considers outsourcing plan-making work of tardy authorities’

By |November 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

EXCLUSIVE: Private sector consultants and masterplanners could be paid by central government to draw up the local plans of authorities that have failed to do […]

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for a standard formula to calculate housing need figures for neighbourhood plan areas where a district’s local plan is out-of-date may […]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