Ten things you need to know about the housing white paper

Ten things you need to know about the housing white paper

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.

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Ten things we learned from the Planning for Housing conference

Ten things we learned from the Planning for Housing conference

The 2017 Planning for Housing conference, organised by Planning, was held in London last week. Here are ten things we learned:

Why housing delivery is rising ever higher up the Conservative Party's policy agenda

Why housing delivery is rising ever higher up the Conservative Party's policy agenda

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.

What the housing need formula reveals about where the delivery test may bite

What the housing need formula reveals about where the delivery test may bite

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.

How housing schemes are achieving high densities without tall buildings

How housing schemes are achieving high densities without tall buildings

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.

Are planning obstacles holding back the roll-out of modular housing?

Are planning obstacles holding back the roll-out of modular housing?

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.

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