A varying approach to a national policy intended to restrict 'major development' in national parks has led to a number of recent major developments being granted permission that threaten the protected areas' beauty, according to a report published today.
Autumn Statement announcements make clear that, instead of repairing existing road, ministers are focused on using roads funding to pump prime other types of development.
A government review of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has found a 'clear case for the continuing existence' of the housing and regeneration quango, but has suggested that a new 'statement of purpose' could shift its focus.1 comment
Local authorities will be invited to bid for funding from the £2.3 billion Housing Infrastructure Fund announced yesterday via a prospectus to be published in the New Year, housing minister Gavin Barwell has told Planning.
Measures to increase build-out rates and allow planning departments to recoup more funds from fee income are expected to be among the main themes in the first planning-related white paper for almost a decade.
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Contrary to some expectations, there was no housing white paper published as part of the Autumn Statement.
There is a wind of change filling the corridors of Department for Communities and Local Government.
The government-commissioned report into UK construction, Modernise or Die, published last month, painted a picture of an industry caught in a spiral of poor practices that risk sending it into terminal decline.