Planning Stats

£14bn - Amount of DfT funding available to Network Rail for maintenance and investment. There will be £10 billion for roads and local transport, funds for Crossrail and £6 billion for the London Underground network.

£100m - Amount allocated by communities secretary Eric Pickles to bring empty homes back into use following cuts in the affordable housing budget. England currently has 762,000 empty homes.

150,000 - Affordable homes to be delivered over the next four years. The government will invest £4.5 billion while embarking on a reform of the social housing system.

1,230 - Number of homes on four estates to be sold by the Crown Estate. The London Assembly says they provide vital accommodation for key workers in the capital and is urging the mayor of London to intervene.

155 - Submissions to the Commons communities and local government committee on the abolition of regional spatial strategies. Hearings will run until 22 November.

51% - Reduction in real terms of the DCLG budget over the spending review period, including the devolution of £1.6 billion to local government.


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