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

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How housing schemes are achieving high densities without tall buildings

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