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... continue

6 Apr 2017RUDI News

New Enterprise Zones go live in a simplified planning framework

Twelve new Enterprise Zones have gone live, helping to boost economic growth from the north-east to the south-west. Announced in the Autumn Statement 2015, these new zones support businesses, helping budding entrepreneurs to start and established companies to grow. They offer business rates... continue

6 Apr 2017RUDI News

Councils to have new tools to speed up development of derelict and underused land for new homes

Councils will have new tools to speed up development of derelict and underused land for new homes, Housing and Planning Minister Gavin Barwell has confirmed. Local authorities across the country will now have to produce and maintain up-to-date, publicly available registers of brownfield sites... continue

6 Apr 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
£100 billion National Housing Fund could deliver 75,000 homes a year, says study

£100 billion National Housing Fund could deliver 75,000 homes a year, says study

The drastic shortage of housing among working people could be plugged with a Government-backed National Housing Fund of £100 billion over 10 years, providing up to 75,000 extra new homes a year, a report by the independent think tank ResPublica has found. Launched in late November, the new report on housing... continue

2 Dec 2016RUDI News

Cross-government task-force will join up departmental oversight on development

Speaking an an industry lunch in November, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid stated that: 'Getting the infrastructure right is absolutely vital if new developments are going to be successful and, crucially, be welcomed by local communities. They need the roads, the utilities, the internet... continue

2 Dec 2016RUDI News

White Paper on future housing strategy delayed until 2017: land banking to be targeted

The timing for the publication of the government’s Housing White Paper has slipped. It was thought that the document may possibly be published in November and certainly before the Christmas and New Year break. However it will now be published in January, according to Planning... continue

2 Dec 2016RUDI News
'Wide variation' between local authorities in England in proportion of new residential addresses on previously developed land

'Wide variation' between local authorities in England in proportion of new residential addresses on previously developed land

The third publication of land use change statistics has been published, using a methodology based on changes in Ordnance Survey products rather than from the physical observations that informed the previous series. It provides estimates for 2015 to 2016 on the creation and deletion of residential addresses and changes in density. England has a land area of just over 13 million hectares. Of this area only about 11% is developed. Around 13% of England is Green Belt, encircling 14 urban areas and... continue

30 Nov 2016RUDI News

NAO report on DCLG finds issues with LEPs and public land disposal

The latest Departmental Overview, carried out by the National Audit Office on the Department for Communities and Local Government, summarises its performance during the year ended March 2016, together with NAO recent reports. The content of the report has been shared with the Department to ensure... continue

16 Nov 2016RUDI News

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