Government hires consultants to support local plan intervention process

Government hires consultants to support local plan intervention process

The government has hired two consultancies to help them decide whether to take over local plan production at the three councils facing intervention, Planning can reveal.

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What impact could Raab migration comments have on housing need?

What impact could Raab migration comments have on housing need?

Comments by the housing minister on the impact of immigration on housing demand could embolden some authorities to try to lower their housing targets, experts fear, though inspectors are unlikely to let them get away with it.

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Heathrow agrees to fund local councils' joint strategic planning team

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Why Javid is making multiple decisions at a district level

Why Javid is making multiple decisions at a district level

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