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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How Homes England means to make its mark on planning

The rebranded agency has been given billions of new funds and a mandate to unleash its considerable statutory powers in pursuit of housing growth. Chief executive Nick Walkley says it will support proactive planning authorities and challenge the rest.

Framework review is crying out for resolution, by Bryan Johnston

Easter falls early this year, which will be some small consolation to those in the sector eagerly awaiting the updated National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

Government plans guidance for councils on garden towns

The government intends to publish guidance for councils on how to approach garden town projects, the housing secretary Sajid Javid said last night.

Almost half of London's housing permissions left unbuilt, says study

Almost half of new homes granted planning permission in the capital are not being built, according to new research.

Government hopes to publish draft NPPF revisions by the end of March

The government hopes to consult on the new revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) by the end of March, a senior civil servant at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has said.

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Go-ahead for 2,000-home Suffolk scheme

Plans have been approved for a 2,000-home development on a 113-hectare site in Suffolk, after council officers concluded that the development represented a 'plan-led development'.

Membership of Letwin build-outs review panel announced

The panel set up by the government to examine why homes with extant planning consents are not being built out will include an investment banker, a professor of housing economics and a former deputy chairman of the Policy Exchange think-tank, it has been announced.

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Profile: new housing minister Dominic Raab

The appointment of new housing minister Dominic Raab shows that any weakening of green belt protection is off the table for the government, say commentators.

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New government housing agency launched to help boost the supply of new homes

Homes England - the successor body to the government's housing and regeneration quango the Homes and Communities Agency - has been launched today with a brief to secure land and support brownfield development to help boost the supply of homes.

Plans approved for oil and gas exploration works at West Sussex site

Plans have been approved for temporary oil and gas exploration works at a site in the West Sussex village of Balcombe, in line with a recommendation from planners who concluded that there is an 'identified need for local oil and gas production'.