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Government outlines response to Lords Housing and Planning Bill amendments

Government outlines response to Lords Housing and Planning Bill amendments

The government has signalled its intention to overturn a series of planning-related amendments made to the Housing and Planning Bill in the Lords, but appears ready to accept an amendment limiting the bill's permission in principle provisions to housing-led schemes.

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Poll: planning restrictions not to blame for housing crisis

Poll: planning restrictions not to blame for housing crisis

Only 15 per cent of Britons believe that too many restrictions on planning permission have had a significant impact on the housing crisis, according to a poll.

Planning consent not required for street tree felling, judge rules

Planning consent not required for street tree felling, judge rules

A High Court judge has dismissed a legal challenge against a council's controversial tree felling programme, including arguments that such work required planning consent.

Call for 'coalition of the willing' to cooperate on London's housing growth

Call for 'coalition of the willing' to cooperate on London's housing growth

The new London mayor needs to build a 'coalition of the willing' of local authorities around the capital to cooperate on strategic issues such as housing delivery, a consultancy has said.

Developer consortium 'launches £1bn public land fund'

Developer consortium 'launches £1bn public land fund'

Reports that a consortium of housing developers and investors 'have a launched a £1 billion fund to build homes on local authority-owned land' feature in today's newspaper round-up.


Five key messages from the National Planning Summit

Five key messages from the National Planning Summit

Delegates at this month's National Planning Summit, held in London and organised by Planning, heard speakers discuss the implications of changes to the planning system.

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Legal Viewpoint: Viability appeal sunset will cast a little shadow

Legal Viewpoint: Viability appeal sunset will cast a little shadow

Changes to the section 106 regime under the Growth and Infrastructure Act 2013, allowing affordable housing obligations to be modified on viability grounds, fell away last month, despite earlier indications that they might be retained.

Neighbourhood Watch: 3 things you need to know

Neighbourhood Watch: 3 things you need to know

Three recent neighbourhood planning-related developments, including news that peers have voted to give communities the right to appeal decisions on housing schemes that conflict with neighbourhood plans.

Squeeze on planners is a global problem, by Cliff Hague

Squeeze on planners is a global problem, by Cliff Hague

There has been a 20% reduction in staff in planning departments in Scotland since 2010.

10 things you need to know

10 things you need to know

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that Housing and Planning Bill is to return to the House of Commons following its third reading debate in the House of Lords.

The challenges facing the Ebbsfleet garden city project

The challenges facing the Ebbsfleet garden city project

While there is optimism following the revival of long-delayed plans for a major new settlement at Ebbsfleet, Kent, the project faces formidable challenges, Mark Wilding discovers.

Why current planning reforms won't solve the UK productivity puzzle, by David Marlow

Why current planning reforms won't solve the UK productivity puzzle, by David Marlow

The ONS latest release on UK Labour Productivity (7th April 2016) showed that output per hour fell by 1.2% in the last quarter of 2015, slipping back below the levels achieved in 2007 and 2008 before the global downturn.

Policy Summary: Government proposes 20 per cent Starter Homes requirement for eligible sites

Policy Summary: Government proposes 20 per cent Starter Homes requirement for eligible sites

Policy: Starter Homes Regulations Technical Consultation

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