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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 […]

1509, 2017

How councils are using proceeds of crime legislation to tackle planning breaches

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

What lessons can be drawn from how the Proceeds of Crime Act has been used to prosecute planning breaches?

Tim Rolt, planning enforcement manager at the […]

1409, 2017

New Government formula for assessing housing need applied to Wirral

By |September 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Today the Government published an assessment of housing need for hundreds of local planning authorities, including Wirral, using a proposed new housing need formula.

What implications […]

1409, 2017

Axe falls for second time on proposed west London neighbourhood plan area

By |September 14th, 2017|News|0 Comments

A proposed neighbourhood planning area straddling the boundary of a west London council and that of the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation has […]

109, 2017

London neighbourhood planning group applies to extend lifespan

By |September 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments

A neighbourhood planning group in south-west London which was selected in 2011 as one of the first neighbourhood planning frontrunners has applied to refresh its […]

3008, 2017

Community vision for village prevails

By |August 30th, 2017|News|0 Comments

An inspector refused an outline scheme of 65 houses on the edge of a Buckinghamshire village, deciding that although the proposal accorded with local plan […]