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Government publishes policy statement to deliver Heathrow expansion

Government publishes policy statement to deliver Heathrow expansion

A new runway at Heathrow Airport will deliver the need for extra airport capacity as well as boosting domestic connectivity with other parts of the UK, the government said today.

Javid publishes white paper to fix 'broken' housing market

Javid publishes white paper to fix 'broken' housing market

A 'clear policy expectation' that housing sites deliver a minimum of 10 per cent affordable home ownership units, proposals to introduce a standardised approach to assessing housing requirements, and plans to consult on introducing a fee for making a planning appeal are set out in today's Housing White Paper.

'Flawed' viability testing has led to affordable housing squeeze, says London boroughs' study

'Flawed' viability testing has led to affordable housing squeeze, says London boroughs' study

Planning changes that have focused on viability have 'major flaws' and produced a cut in affordable housing provision in London, according to a new study.

Regeneration efforts prompt hike in Tottenham CIL charge

Regeneration efforts prompt hike in Tottenham CIL charge

The London Borough of Haringey is to consult on plans to increase its Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) rates for part of Tottenham, after a viability study found that regeneration efforts had 'transformed land values in the area'.

Legal challenge launched against government's neighbourhood planning changes

Legal challenge launched against government's neighbourhood planning changes

A consortium of developers has formally launched a legal challenge to overturn the government's move to strengthen neighbourhood plans in areas where the local authority does not have a five-year housing land supply.

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