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
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

Historic England moves to breathe new life into old places and stimulate economy

Historic England has announced the first ten places to receive funding over the next three-to-five years. Through the programme, listed buildings that have been neglected will be restored and brought back into use as housing, retail or community spaces; conservation areas improved to kick start... continue

3 Apr 2017RUDI News

Neighbourhood Planning Bill 'could do more' to speed up housing delivery, says LGA

The Neighbourhood Planning Bill completed its report stage, a further chance to examine the bill and make changes, in the Lords on Tuesday 28 February. The House of Lords has voted in favour of an amendment that seeks to make it clear what clause 13’s intention is, and to clarify whether or... continue

1 Mar 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
Protection increased for neighbourhood plans

Protection increased for neighbourhood plans

The government acted this month to strengthen neighbourhood plans in areas where the local authority does not have a five-year housing land supply. Neighbourhood plans will no... continue

22 Dec 2016RUDI 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
Investment in greener, more sustainable transport essential for achieving Sustainable Development Goals, says UN

Investment in greener, more sustainable transport essential for achieving Sustainable Development Goals, says UN

An expert panel appointed by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon concluded that greater investment in greener, more sustainable transport systems is essential for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In its report, titled ‘Mobilising Sustainable Transport for Development,’ the High-level Advisory Group on Sustainable Transport notes that the investments needed for transitioning to sustainable transport amount to the... continue

2 Dec 2016RUDI News

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