Cycle superhighway boost for CityConnect’s Bike Friendly Business scheme

Cycle superhighway boost for CityConnect’s Bike Friendly Business scheme

A further five local businesses along the Cycle Superhighway have applied to the CityConnect Bike Friendly Business Scheme in a pledge to encourage more staff to cycle to work.  CityConnect will provide... continue

13 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

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

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

Call for good urban practices examples to be shared across Europe

In early December URBACT launched a call for Good Practices, inviting Europe’s cities to put forward their most effective examples. The call remains open until 31st March. Across Europe, cities face formidable environmental, economic and social challenges. Affordable housing, business... continue

17 Jan 2017RUDI News

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