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DCLG announces support for new Kent 'garden town'

DCLG announces support for new Kent 'garden town'

The government has announced 'support and funding' for a new 'locally-led garden town' in Kent, alongside the creation of six new housing zones and a fresh £18 million tranche of funding intended to speed up housebuilding on large sites.

High Court backs St Ives neighbourhood plan second homes ban

High Court backs St Ives neighbourhood plan second homes ban

The High Court has backed a neighbourhood plan policy intended to halt the spread of second homes in St Ives in Cornwall.

White paper to set out further details of response to local plans report

White paper to set out further details of response to local plans report

The forthcoming housing white paper will set out the government's response to a raft of recommendations contained in a report by a panel convened to look at ways to streamline the local plan process, planning minister Gavin Barwell has suggested.

Transitional arrangements see 80% of affordable housing appeals allowed

Transitional arrangements see 80% of affordable housing appeals allowed

Nearly all of the appeals decided under an affordable housing appeal mechanism have been allowed since ministers announced that they were pulling the plug on the scheme, an analysis by Planning has found.

Housing land shortfall overrides adopted parish plans in latest Javid rulings

Housing land shortfall overrides adopted parish plans in latest Javid rulings

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has given the green light to two Cheshire schemes comprising a total of nearly 400 homes, after finding that the housing policies contained in recently-adopted neighbourhood plans had been rendered out of date due to the lack of a five-year housing land supply in the district.

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