London will become a National Park City, says mayor Khan

London will become a National Park City, says mayor Khan
Mark Moran

A plan to turn London into a National Park City has been unveiled by mayor Sadiq Khan. Thousands more trees will be planted, community green spaces improved and... continue

14 Aug 2017RUDI News
Government to tighten up littering laws

Government to tighten up littering laws
Mark Moran

The government aims to curb littering in England with proposals for new enforcement, education and community... continue

30 Apr 2017RUDI News
Funds awarded to drive a more data-driven and digitally enabled planning system

Funds awarded to drive a more data-driven and digitally enabled planning system

Future Cities Catapult has awarded funds to help SMEs to create a more data-driven and digitally enabled planning system. After inviting UK businesses, individuals, entrepreneurs and planning authorities to apply, nearly 90 entries were received, including: • Using data to identify land for housing... continue

6 Apr 2017RUDI News

Development Consent Orders bring housing into the Planning Act 2008 regime

Section 160 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016, which allows the inclusion of ‘related housing’ in A Development Consent Orders (DCOs), comes into force on 6 April 2017, bringing in housing to the Planning Act 2008 regime. DCLG has now issued Guidance on this, as Ministers said... continue

6 Apr 2017RUDI News

Right to Build Task Force will support local authorities

A Right to Build expert task force that aims to help 80 organisations across the UK deliver more homes over the next three years has been launched. The task force also intends to assist local authorities, community groups and other organisations to deliver large, affordable custom and... continue

22 Feb 2017RUDI News

Blackburn named best high street in Britain
Mark Moran

Blackburn in Lancashire has won the top prize at the annual Great British High Street Awards. The competition, now in its third year, attracted over 900 entries from villages, market towns and larger towns across the UK. The competition recognises work done to promote city locations, town centres,... continue

13 Dec 2016RUDI News
New figures show big increase in brownfield sites available for housing

New figures show big increase in brownfield sites available for housing

New research published by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) shows that suitable brownfield sites across England can provide at least 1.1 million new homes. The Government had described a previous CPRE estimate of around 1 million homes as ‘wildly over... continue

11 Nov 2016RUDI News

Report quantifies impact of bus services on reducing social deprivation

Improving local bus services boosts employment and improves income, helping to reduce social deprivation, according to a new report published by Greener Journeys, the sustainable transport group. The research, conducted by KPMG and the Institute for Transport Studies at the University of... continue

25 Oct 2016RUDI News

The future of housing and the built environment in an ageing population: expert views

The UK population is ageing. More of us are living longer than ever before and the proportion of the population aged 65 years and older is growing as the baby boomers age. Thanks to advances in medical science and rising living standards, many diseases which would have led to death or disability in... continue

5 Oct 2016RUDI News

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