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Inspector allows 285 Northumberland homes after finding strategy withdrawal leaves 'vacuum'

Inspector allows 285 Northumberland homes after finding strategy withdrawal leaves 'vacuum'

A planning inspector has granted permission for nearly 300 homes in Northumberland, after finding that the recent withdrawal of the authority's core strategy from examination and its lack of a five-year housing supply had left a 'vacuum', resulting in 'little planned basis on which to identify suitable locations for development'.

Housing associations call for regional housing target for the North

Housing associations call for regional housing target for the North

The government should adopt regional housing targets, including one for the delivery of half a million homes over 10 years for the North of England, an alliance of housing associations has recommended.

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