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.
Former cabinet minister Oliver Letwin is expected to bring a forensic approach to his review of the gap between permissions granted and homes built, but some wonder what his findings will add to the sum of knowledge on the topic.2 comments
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.
- EIA Consultant - Central London. Prestigious Planning Firm JSM Associates London
- Planning and Implementation Manager Allerdale Borough Council Cumbria
- Principal Planner Randstad Cambridgeshire
- DC planning officer Randstad Cambridgeshire
- Town Planner to Senior Town Planner - Leading UK Consultancy Deverell Smith London (Central), London (Greater)