The government has awarded a combined £374 million from the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) to five councils to help unlock the delivery of up to 32,000 homes, with almost half going to projects in Medway, Kent.
The housing secretary has refused a planning appeal for up to 75 homes on an allocated site near Nuneaton in Warwickshire after agreeing with a planning inspector that a developer's unilateral undertaking intended to deliver infrastructure to support the development was "flawed".
Councils bidding for the government's £3.6 billion Towns Fund to revive their areas will be expected to show how they can make "full use" of their planning powers in their submitted proposals, a new government prospectus has revealed.
The government has launched a £10 million fund to help councils develop proposals for up to ten "new communities" across England using development corporations, while announcing the creation of a new development corporation at a planned High Speed Two (HS2) rail hub in the East Midlands.
The government's housing agency has announced the agreement of funding deals worth £38.2 million with six councils to speed up the delivery of at least 2,072 homes across the country.
The Court of Appeal has considered some of the nuts and bolts of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) regime for the first time. The facts illustrate the potential jeopardy faced by developers from provisions that are complex and, at their core, still open to varying interpretations.
Our survey of the pre-application advice fees charged by English unitary authorities reveals a huge variety in the range of charges levied.
Backbench MPs last year concluded that there was a shortfall in the supply of specialist homes for older people.
New guidance from the Department for Education (DfE) reinforces the message in recent planning guidance revisions that new school places necessitated by development should be funded through developer contributions.
- Senior Planner Oxford City Council Oxford, Oxfordshire
- Planning Officer Guildford Borough Council Guildford, Surrey
- Senior Planning Officer (Development Management) Harlow Council Harlow, Essex
- Principal Planning Officer (Development Management) Harlow Council Harlow, Essex
- Forward Planning and Economic Growth Team Manager Mansfield and Ashfield Shared Service Kirkby-in-Ashfield, Nottingham
A Nottinghamshire council has adopted a multi-tiered Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedule for housing and retail developments.
Want to know whether your local authority has published Community Infrastructure Levy proposals? Our live table includes the latest details of councils' levy plans, including a breakdown of charges by development type.
This autumn is due to see a series of key policy developments. Colin Marrs looks ahead.
The arrival of a new housing secretary and housing minister may herald support for new settlements, development corporations and land value capture mechanisms, observers suggest, while their early statements indicate a focus on home ownership and continued green belt protection.