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How Homes England means to make its mark on planning

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.

Why a fifth of councils missed the brownfield land register deadline

Why a fifth of councils missed the brownfield land register deadline

Most local authorities have hit the new year deadline to produce registers of brownfield land but views vary on how valuable they will prove in releasing sites for development.

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Why permission in principle applications may be slow to appear

Why permission in principle applications may be slow to appear

Housebuilders will be able to apply for permission in principle on small sites from 1 June. While the new route may reduce risk, say commentators, it will not be cheaper than a conventional application and take-up of the option may prove slow.

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