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The impact national policy changes on viability have had on the ground

The impact national policy changes on viability have had on the ground

The government introduced a series of new viability requirements in the National Planning Policy Framework and Planning Practice Guidance earlier this year. Five months on, what impact has there been on the ground, asks Adam Branson.

What minister meant by need for 4-5 million homes 'in planning'

What minister meant by need for 4-5 million homes 'in planning'

Comments by housing minister Kit Malthouse that the government needs four to five million homes 'in planning' to meet its 300,000 homes a year target signify longer-term government thinking about England's planning pipeline, say observers.

The challenges facing the new draft Greater Manchester spatial plan

The challenges facing the new draft Greater Manchester spatial plan

Greater Manchester's long-awaited new city region spatial plan faces a series of formidable hurdles in achieving its aims, say observers.

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