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Housebuilders warn that standardised methodology will depress Northern housing requirements

Housebuilders warn that standardised methodology will depress Northern housing requirements

The government's proposed standardised method for calculating housing need will depress housing requirements in the North and Midlands and 'flies in the face' of the wider Northern Powerhouse initiative, a campaign group backed by housebuilders and landowners has said.

CIL Watch: Cheshire East reduces proposed residential levy rates

CIL Watch: Cheshire East reduces proposed residential levy rates

News that Cheshire East Council has slashed proposed residential Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charges across the majority of its area features in the latest instalment of CIL Watch.

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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How we did it: Using a planning performance agreement

How we did it: Using a planning performance agreement

A performance agreement helped secure prompt permission for a Salford regeneration scheme. David Dewar reports.

The implications of the delay to the timetable of Greater Manchester's pioneering spatial framework

The implications of the delay to the timetable of Greater Manchester's pioneering spatial framework

Manchester metro mayor Andy Burnham has announced a delay to the timetable of the city-region's emerging spatial framework, but experts differ on the extent to which he will be able to deliver on his promise of radically rewriting the document.

The key planning hurdles that the second phase of HS2 must overcome

The key planning hurdles that the second phase of HS2 must overcome

Local authorities seeking to promote changes to plans for the second phase of the HS2 rail link will have to invest significant time and resources to argue their case, according to infrastructure planning experts.

Local Plan Watch: Authorities grapple with green belt release

Local Plan Watch: Authorities grapple with green belt release

Warrington Borough Council's local plan review consultation is the latest to propose large-scale releases from the green belt in order to meet development needs.


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