Densification of large estates could add up to 160,000 homes across London over 20 years

Densification of large estates could add up to 160,000 homes across London over 20 years

The latest report from the Centre for London seeks to understand the potential for estate densification by analysing the density of London’s existing estates, their capacity for densification and the factors affecting the viability of estate densification... continue

5 Oct 2016RUDI News

MPs say health should be a ‘material consideration’ for planning proposals

MPs have urged ministers to stipulate that health should be a material consideration in both planning and licensing law. A new report from the Commons Health Committee says: ‘It is crucial that health considerations are taken into account in all areas of local government policy.... continue

15 Sep 2016RUDI News
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 is not, in fact, the main problem in delivering new housing today. The prime... 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

Join us on the road to the New Urban Agenda, 2016

Habitat III is shorthand for a major global summit held every 10 years, and formally known as the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development. This year it will be held in Quito, Ecuador, on 17-20 October 2016.  The preparatory process along the road to Quito has... continue

23 May 2016RUDI News
Government adds more detail to controversial estate regeneration plans

Government adds more detail to controversial estate regeneration plans

Some of the country’s most run-down housing estates will be replaced with attractive and safe homes, says Prime Minister David Cameron. To finance the plans, a new £140 million fund that will be established to pump-prime the planning process, temporary rehousing and... continue

11 Jan 2016RUDI News

New powers to boost housebuilding through neighbourhood plans and 'permission in principle'

New neighbourhood planning powers are boosting plans for housebuilding by more than 10%, Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis has claimed. Neighbourhood plans allow people to decide the future development of their area, including where new homes and businesses should be built, what they... continue

2 Nov 2015RUDI News

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