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How the London mayor plans to bolster build-to-rent

How the London mayor plans to bolster build-to-rent

The draft affordable housing supplementary planning guidance (SPG) published by the Greater London Authority last month contains a new deal to encourage those looking to develop homes specifically for the private rented sector, writes Joey Gardiner.

CIL Watch: Council to press on with garden village CIL charge

CIL Watch: Council to press on with garden village CIL charge

News that a Warwickshire council has resolved to continue to recommend a £75 per square metre Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge for residential development at a prospective garden village, despite a consultancy's report recommending that the site should be zero-rated for CIL, features in the latest CIL Watch update.

10 things you need to know

10 things you need to know

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that a planning inspector has given an Oxfordshire authority a two-year deadline to plan to meet its share of Oxford City's unmet housing need.

Why new government targets could see 22 councils lose planning powers next year

Why new government targets could see 22 councils lose planning powers next year

The expansion of the special measures regime to penalise town halls that take too long to decide minor schemes could hand many more applicants the option of sending their applications straight to the Planning Inspectorate, an analysis suggests.

GPDO In Depth & Comment

2016: The year in headlines

2016: The year in headlines

The biggest planning stories to make the news over the past year are remembered by John Geoghegan.

Why you should enter the Planning Awards

Why you should enter the Planning Awards

Winning a Planning Award can enhance your team's reputation and provide a morale boost to staff, previous winners say.

Three lessons from our event on post-Brexit planning

Three lessons from our event on post-Brexit planning

Planning rules based on European law are likely to take many years to change, a London conference organised by Planning heard yesterday. Here are three key messages to emerge from the event.

Three reasons to attend Brexit summit

Three reasons to attend Brexit summit

We highlight what you could gain from attending this week's Post-Brexit Planning And Economic Development Conference in London.


Policy Briefings

Policy Summary: The proposed route for HS2's nothern section

Policy Summary: The proposed route for HS2's nothern section

Policy: High Speed Two: From Crewe to Manchester, the West Midlands to Leeds and beyond.

Policy Summary: Government promises to expand chief planner role following Lords report

Policy Summary: Government promises to expand chief planner role following Lords report

Policy: Government Response to the Report of the House of Lords Select Committee on the Built Environment.

Policy Briefing: What the London Plan consultation means for you

Policy Briefing: What the London Plan consultation means for you

Sadiq Khan's consultation document for the next London Plan poses challenges to applicants and authorities, says Laura Webster.

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