Communities secretary Sajid Javid yesterday unveiled the government's Housing White Paper. Here are ten things you need to know about the key planning measures in the document.
The 2017 Planning for Housing conference, organised by Planning, was held in London last week. Here are ten things we learned:
Ministers are clear that tackling the housing crisis is critical to the Conservative Party's prospects at the next general election, but some warn that the flagship housing announcement made at the party's annual gathering risks worsening affordability issues.
An analysis by Planning indicates that three-quarters of authorities could be in line for potential punitive measures under the first phase of the government's proposed housing delivery test, but the timetable for the introduction of the mechanism is uncertain.
Both the government and mayor of London are keen to see high density housing development types that extend beyond the tower block. Mark Wilding examines two schemes where this has been achieved.
The government wants to stimulate the growth of offsite manufactured housing to speed up housebuilding, but commentators say that work is needed to ensure that the planning system is geared up to enable the benefits of the new technology to be realised.
- Planner – Significant Projects and Infrastructure Canal & River Trust Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
- Principal Planning Officer (Enforcement) Basildon Borough Council Basildon, Essex
- Major Projects Manager Maidstone Borough Council Maidstone, Kent
- Principal/ TD Planning - Cardiff Allen & York Ltd Cardiff
- Head of Planning Allen & York Ltd Norwich