Queen's Speech: Housing bill to bring forward further planning changes

Queen's Speech: Housing bill to bring forward further planning changes

Plans to change housing and planning legislation to support housing growth and to simplify and speed up the neighbourhood planning system are included in a Housing Bill, announced in today's Queen's Speech.

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Queen's Speech: Reaction

Queen's Speech: Reaction

Earlier today the Queen set out the the government's legislative plans for the parliamentary session ahead. Measures announced include further changes to the planning system to boost housing supply and restrict the spread of onshore wind farms.

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Sponsored content: Unlocking potential

London's Mayor will play a key role in meeting housing targets, writes Duncan Field.


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Sponsored content: Supply and Density will be key to Solving London's Housing Crisis

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Sponsored content: London Plan round table - keeping ahead on capital planning

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Sponsored content: Election 2015 - What now for planning policy?

Sponsored content: Election 2015 - What now for planning policy?

In the last of his columns on the general election, Stephen Byfield of communications consultancy PPS Group looks at what the result means for the future of planning.

Election review - What we learned

Election review - What we learned

Now the dust has settled on the election, the sector is in a position to review what it meant for the planning process, writes Susie Sell.

Having talked the talk, can the Tories walk the walk, by Peter Bill

Having talked the talk, can the Tories walk the walk, by Peter Bill

Don't panic. The new communities secretary Greg Clark is both intelligent and perceptive. A man who has issued a sparse 595 tweets is a man wise enough to contain his thoughts.

The prophet of localism could also be the champion of the city-region, by Richard Garlick

The prophet of localism could also be the champion of the city-region, by Richard Garlick

Two of the Conservatives' most prominent manifesto pledges for planning look at first glance to be very hard to reconcile.

Policy Summary: Welsh environment bill aims to play supporting role in reformed planning system
CIL Watch: London boroughs make progress with charging schedules

CIL Watch: London boroughs make progress with charging schedules

London boroughs have made far more progress than councils elsewhere in England in bringing forward Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedules, according to an analysis of data compiled for Planning's CIL Watch bulletin that reveals a stark north-south split.

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