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Go-ahead for 616-room City of London student housing scheme

Go-ahead for 616-room City of London student housing scheme

A plan to demolish vacant buildings to make way for a development involving 616 student rooms, offices, a cafe and an exhibition space in the heart of London's financial district has been given the go-ahead.

Corbyn enters debate over privatised public spaces

Corbyn enters debate over privatised public spaces

Reports that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn 'has called for Britain's pseudo-public spaces to be reclaimed from corporate interests' feature in today's newspaper round-up.

Wales minister calls for action on mobile mast controls

Wales minister calls for action on mobile mast controls

The Welsh Government has been urged to bring forward 'long overdue' planning reforms to support mobile communications infrastructure in rural Wales.

Transport secretary backs Crossrail 2, but wants 'affordable' scheme

Transport secretary backs Crossrail 2, but wants 'affordable' scheme

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has signalled his support for the Crossrail 2 project, but said that the government now wants half of the flagship scheme's costs paid for up-front by London.

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 report has found that a third of authorities in the South East and East of England regions do not have a five-year housing land supply.

Latest Growth and Infrastructure Act Opinion

The cash for homes policy that never was, by Shane Brownie

Back in 2014, when Alex Morton was leading on housing policy in Downing Street, the former coalition government announced plans for a £3.5 million project to pilot 'development benefits' - financial payments to households with the aim of reducing opposition to new homes.

Keep calm and carry on plan-making, by Catriona Riddell

It is going to be a very busy summer for local authorities as the government moves forward with implementing the Housing White Paper.

Slow ministers delay NSIP decisions, by Angus Walker

One of the cornerstones of the Planning Act 2008 regime that governs the determination of applications for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects is its relatively fixed timescales.

Government grinds into action, by Richard Garlick

The past week has seen some important announcements from the Department of Communities and Local Government, as it seeks to re-energise its housebuilding drive after the shock of the general election result.

Legal Viewpoint: Appeal judges find no error on green belt waste facility

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a challenge against the secretary of state's decision to grant a development consent order (DCO) for a hazardous waste landfill facility in the Lancashire green belt.

Are we at a turning point for population growth in the UK, by David Marlow

Only time will tell if the publication this month of Office for National Statistics 2016 mid-year UK population estimates (MYEs) will be a turning point in recent trends in population growth.

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Growth and Infrastructure Act: a primer

Growth and Infrastructure Act: a primer

On 6 September 2012 the government announced a fresh wave of planning reforms aimed at stimulating the housing market and driving economic growth. This page collates all the key events as details on the reforms.

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