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Cumbrian council adopts 4,356-home local plan

Cumbrian council adopts 4,356-home local plan

A Cumbrian council has adopted a local plan which sets out plans for up to 242 new houses per year in the district up until 2032.

Manchester authorities announce fresh delay to spatial framework over standard method 'uncertainty'

Manchester authorities announce fresh delay to spatial framework over standard method 'uncertainty'

Work on a revised draft of Greater Manchester's spatial plan 'can't proceed' until the government publishes details on how it proposes to adjust its new standard method for calculating housing need, mayor Andy Burnham has announced.

Merseyside council leader slams Brokenshire over housing need confusion

Merseyside council leader slams Brokenshire over housing need confusion

A Merseyside council has claimed that the publication of updated household projections has seen their housing requirement drop by almost a quarter and made it 'difficult, if not impossible' to produce a legally robust local plan .

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Why northern councils are lowering their housing targets

Why northern councils are lowering their housing targets

Many northern councils are preparing to set less ambitious housing targets in light of the government's impending new standard method for calculating housing need.

Why Greater Manchester authorities have again delayed publication of their revised spatial framework

Why Greater Manchester authorities have again delayed publication of their revised spatial framework

Revised population projections and prospects of a lower housing need requirement for the Greater Manchester conurbation are behind the decision to delay consultation on a second version of the area's strategic framework until the autumn, say observers.

Why a city council is bringing an outsourced service in-house

Why a city council is bringing an outsourced service in-house

Salford City Council's announcement of plans to end a joint venture providing its development management services highlights uncertainties surrounding local authority outsourcing arrangements, say observers.

Why the Greater South-East was the big Housing Infrastructure Fund winner

Why the Greater South-East was the big Housing Infrastructure Fund winner

Last week five of the UK's elected combined authority mayors joined forces to write to the Prime Minister to complain about the proportion of the government's recent £866m Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) allocation that was spent in London and the South East.


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