Funding decisions made by the government's housing agency for England will complement promised planning changes in encouraging a greater diversity of housing types on large sites, the Mipim property conference heard last week.
Four of England's directly elected city-region mayors shared a stage at the UK government pavilion at last week's Mipim international property fair in Cannes. Here are six key messages that emerged from what they said.
Civil servants have told Greater Manchester metro mayor Andy Burnham that promised central government funding to support housing growth is at risk because the numbers in its draft city-regional plan are too low, the mayor told Planning this week.
Five places across England have been picked as exemplars of high quality plan-led place-making, in a programme jointly run by the Local Government Association and built environment professional bodies.