Responsibility for producing next year's household projections is to be transferred to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the government announced yesterday.
Plans for a Muslim burial ground serving north-east London have been allowed in the green belt after communities secretary Sajid Javid found that a need for the facility had been established.
Observers have attributed a sharp drop in the number of affordable homes delivered on rural exception sites to recent policy shifts that made landowners fear that housing delivered on such sites would not remain affordable in perpetuity.
Stockport Council has fended off a bid from Liberal Democrat councillors to pull the authority out of the process for preparing a strategic plan for Greater Manchester.
Greater Manchester's planning blueprint faces some significant hurdles, following concerns expressed by the front-runner for the conurbation's mayoralty and pressure from councillors to pull out of the process entirely.
A new house in a Berkshire town failed to win approval from an inspector, who found the development out of keeping with the established character of the locality, and affordable housing provision to be lacking.
Plans have been approved for up to 532 homes at a strategic site at Northfleet in Kent after planners concluded that the scheme would 'form an important component of the evolution of the Ebbsfleet Garden City'.
A Gloucestershire council has launched a consultation on changes to its draft local plan, including an amendment to raise the threshold above which developers have to pay affordable housing contributions.
Manchester City Council has approved plans to create a major new arts and events space on a 1.8-hectare site in the south-west of the city centre after planners concluded that the proposed scheme 'will make an important contribution to the objectives of the Northern Powerhouse'.
Questions over whether the government will find the cash to back the proposed Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project, despite a review yesterday giving it strong backing, feature in today's newspaper round-up.