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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Why observers doubt that ministers will follow up on their threats to penalise developers who are slow to build out permissions

The housing secretary recently announced that the government is considering sanctions for permissions that are not developed quickly enough. Observers are sceptical that the government will actually implement such measures, suggesting that the proclamation was aimed to alleviate Conservative Party worries about forthcoming planning changes and pointing out that any levies would be difficult to implement.

The policy and legislation changes to expect in 2020

After years of weak governments, the general election has produced an administration that controls its own destiny. So, what are we to expect from the administration in planning terms?

Four further changes to Planning Practice Guidance that you need to know

The government published 23 updates to its Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) toward the end of last month. Here are four key changes you may have missed.

Why councils are not using new powers to spur developers to faster delivery

There is little evidence of local authorities using new powers in the revised National Planning Policy Framework to push developers to speed up delivery, says Stuart Watson.

What social housing green paper proposals could mean for planning

The government's social housing green paper promises to introduce new planning guidance to improve the quality of affordable housing and conditions for tenants.

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