Planning policy not main problem behind poor housing delivery, developers are

Planning policy not main problem behind poor housing delivery, developers are

A new briefing note from Civitas (a community of researchers and supporters committed to discovering how best to strengthen democracy, uphold limited government and maintain personal freedom) seeks to explain why planning policy... continue

15 Sep 2016RUDI News
Neighbourhood Planning Bill: a simpler system but no mention of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)

Neighbourhood Planning Bill: a simpler system but no mention of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC)

Measures in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill will support more housebuilding and provide more local say over developments the Housing and Planning Minister announced earlier this month, September 2016. However, in a surprise move by government the Bill made no reference to infrastructure provisions or the role of the National Infrastructure Commission (NIC), notes Chris Hallam, Partner at law firm Nabarro. “Changes to the... continue

15 Sep 2016RUDI News

New guidance: Locally-Led Garden Villages, Towns and Cities should not use ‘garden’ as a convenient label

The government has published an update to its prospectus for a new wave of garden settlements. Ministers are stressing that these new garden villages and towns must be locally led, must provide for ‘starter homes’ and must establish ‘a clear and distinct sense of identity.... continue

27 Jun 2016RUDI News

Direct commissioning of land for homes to be available for smaller developers, says Government

The Governemnt has announced that it plans to directly commission thousands of new affordable homes. A 'ground-breaking' new policy will see the government fast-track building of affo... continue

4 Jan 2016RUDI News

Giving communities more power over local housing developments can get more homes built, says report

Giving communities more power over local housing developments is not only good for democracy, but can actually help to get more homes built by creating a positive local political environment in favour of development, suggests a new report from Demos. With greater control, residents might become... continue

11 Dec 2015RUDI News

New Housing and Planning Bill must be supported by focus on skills, supply chain, finance and infrastructure

The government’s new Housing and Planning Bill marks the start of 'a national crusade to transform generation rent into generation buy', Housing Minister Brandon Lewis announced this week. The minister said the Bill's publication sent a clear signal that the government would keep the... continue

15 Oct 2015RUDI News

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