Ten things you need to know about the housing white paper

Ten things you need to know about the housing white paper

Communities secretary Sajid Javid yesterday unveiled the government's Housing White Paper. Here are ten things you need to know about the key planning measures in the document.

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Few in the sector have disputed the findings of a planning consultancy report claiming that neighbourhood plans have had a limited impact on boosting housing supply.

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How framework revisions will affect green belt safeguarding

Government proposals to amend the rules governing release of green belt land are billed as strengthening protection for these areas, but some in the sector suspect that the revisions may have the opposite effect.

The implications of High Court support for the strengthening of neighbourhood plans

The implications of High Court support for the strengthening of neighbourhood plans

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2018 policy and legislation preview

2018 policy and legislation preview

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