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Final airports NPS 'must reflect new government air quality plan'

Final airports NPS 'must reflect new government air quality plan'

The government must publish a 'comprehensive re-analysis' of the air quality impacts of Heathrow expansion alongside the final draft of the Airports National Policy Statement, MPs have recommended.

Neighbourhood planning 'complex and burdensome', volunteers say

Neighbourhood planning 'complex and burdensome', volunteers say

EXCLUSIVE: Volunteers who produce neighbourhood plans regard the process as complex and burdensome, involving technical planning knowledge that many communities have to acquire from outside, according to research seen by Planning.

Council parks and green spaces should get local plan backing, say MPs

Council parks and green spaces should get local plan backing, say MPs

Councils should 'recognise the importance of parks and green spaces' in their local plans, according to a new report on the future of public parks by the communities and local government select committee.

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How Hammond is seeking to use roads cash to unlock homes

How Hammond is seeking to use roads cash to unlock homes

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.

How the government is moving away from home ownership preoccupation

How the government is moving away from home ownership preoccupation

Key announcements in the government's Autumn Statement mark a welcome shift towards support for a wider mix of low-cost home models, practitioners have said.

How the government aims to boost housing with infrastructure

How the government aims to boost housing with infrastructure

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.

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Answers are required if ministers are to achieve 200,000 Starter Homes target, by Bryan Johnston

Answers are required if ministers are to achieve 200,000 Starter Homes target, by Bryan Johnston

Any lingering doubts about the current Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) leadership's commitment to the Starter Homes initiative have surely been dispelled by this week's announcement of the first 30 partnerships between councils and the Homes and Communities Agency to spearhead the scheme.

Planning for globalisation in the Brexit era, by David Marlow

Planning for globalisation in the Brexit era, by David Marlow

How will globalisation affect local planners in the Trump and Brexit era? On the one hand, there have been suggestions that we will see lower economic growth and reduced demand for housing if government seeks to restrict immigration numbers.

Chancellor's cautious but positive statement, by Richard Garlick

Chancellor's cautious but positive statement, by Richard Garlick

Contrary to some expectations, there was no housing white paper published as part of the Autumn Statement.

New leaders must be ready to flex, by Catriona Riddell

New leaders must be ready to flex, by Catriona Riddell

There is a wind of change filling the corridors of Department for Communities and Local Government.


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