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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What the housing white paper's penalties for underdelivery mean for authorities

What the housing white paper's penalties for underdelivery mean for authorities

Proposals in the Housing White Paper will open planning authorities up to unplanned development if they fail to meet government targets for housing growth.

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How the housing white paper gives councils leeway on Starter Homes

How the housing white paper gives councils leeway on Starter Homes

Experts have welcomed the government's retreat from plans to oblige councils to ensure a fixed element of Starter Homes on housing sites, although some see continued uncertainty over the government's new approach to affordable provision.

What proposals to replace CIL would mean for applicants and authorities

What proposals to replace CIL would mean for applicants and authorities

A system put forward by a government-commissioned review to replace the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) would see all development face a low-level charge, with no - or very few - exemptions, the removal of the need for an examination process, and a mandatory requirement placed on town halls to adopt the new mechanism.

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Will plans to charge for appeals discourage legitimate challenges?

Will plans to charge for appeals discourage legitimate challenges?

Housing White Paper proposals to introduce a fee of up to £2,000 for making an appeal are unlikely to deter applicants from making legitimate appeals and could provide additional income for the Planning Inspectorate to employ inspectors, observers say.

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