Budget 2014

Budget 2014: the sector reacts

Budget 2014: the sector reacts

Planning experts react to the contents of the chancellor's famous red box below. More

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Westminster announces delay to plan timetable in view of housing policy changes

Westminster City Council has this week announced a delay to the programme for revising its key planning blueprint, attributing the decision to new national and mayoral policy announcements on housing.

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

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 housebuilding feature in today's newspaper round-up.

Javid names 15 councils facing local plan intervention

Communities secretary Sajid Javid is set to take control of plan making at 15 local authorities that have failed to make progress on their local plans, he announced today as part of a wide-ranging speech on housebuilding.


Data blog: Who is caught in the housing delivery test's crosshairs?

New net additions data published today gives the clearest indication yet of which authorities could face sanctions under the housing white paper's housing delivery test.

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Prime Minister 'to signal housing push in next week's Budget'

Reports that Prime Minister Theresa May will today 'signal that tackling the housing crisis will be a key theme of next week's Budget' feature in today's newspaper round-up.

Chancellor 'mulls plan to let homeowners extend height of property without planning permission'

Reports that the Budget could include plans to 'let homeowners extend height of their property without planning permission' feature in today's newspaper round-up.

How pledges to carry out early reviews are aiding plan progress

An inspector's decision to endorse a joint plan covering three Gloucestershire districts with heavy caveats furthers a trend of pragmatic decisions designed to help get plans in place, according to experts.

What the London mayor's new housing targets mean for planners

The mayor of London Sadiq Khan's decision to ask outer London boroughs to plan for a much greater share of the capital's housing growth has prompted concerns in some town halls.

Figures show rise in affordable housing delivery but social housing slump continues

The provision of affordable housing in England increased during 2016/17, but was still at a lower level than the seven years prior to 2014, according to latest figures.

Developer plans more homes through 'enhanced' Earls Court masterplan

The developer behind the regeneration of London's Earls Court has confirmed that it is working on an 'enhanced masterplan' for the area which would see the development of more homes and the local council 'taking the lead' on the controversial redevelopment of two housing estates within the regeneration area.