National Planning Policy
The London Plan will not be published until 2019, the deputy mayor of housing for the Greater London Authority has revealed.
The Scottish Government has proposed increasing planning fees more than fourfold for some major applications, as part of a consultation published today.
The government has set up a working group of 20 councils to look at how to implement fixed-term tenancies, a key plank of the Housing and Planning Act.
Social landlords and local authorities across the Sheffield City Region have signed a compact which they hope could lead to a devolution deal on housing.
House builders have hit back at a threat by communities secretary Sajid Javid to tackle alleged landbanking.
The Scottish Government has launched a consultation into making housing associations in Scotland subject to Freedom of Information requests.
The government’s much-anticipated Housing White Paper will not be published until January, the communities secretary revealed yesterday.
A Conservative MP has vowed to fight the government’s decision to give the go-ahead to Birmingham’s development plans “by all legal means”.
The government’s £4.7bn Affordable Homes Programme could equally fund affordable housing, Rent to Buy and homeownership products, the chair of the Homes and Communities Agency revealed today.
Housing associations have the financial capacity to more than double the number of new homes they build each year within the next decade, according to a new report from property advisor Savills.
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has revealed he is heading up a Whitehall housing taskforce, as he issued a stark warning to big builders that they must improve build-out rates.
Sajid Javid warns house builders build-out rates must increase, in a hard-hitting speech to the National House Building Council annual lunch
Housing minister Gavin Barwell has lifted a controversial block on Birmingham’s 15-year strategy for the building of tens of thousands of new homes.
The national roll-out of Right to Buy for housing association tenants will not take place until after April 2018 at the earliest, with the sell-off of high-value council homes also delayed.
Jules Birch blogs on the good news and bad news for housing in the Autumn Statement
Savills’ Robert Grundy looks at what to expect for housing from today’s Autumn Statement
The Leeds City Region needs a major boost in its housing supply if it is to continue its economic growth, with a 30,000 home shortfall anticipated by 2021.
The government is considering launching a radical overhaul of the Community Infrastructure Levy developer charge in next week’s Autumn Statement – aimed at “massively” simplifying the process and making it less open to negotiation.
The Department for Communities and Local Government has been “complacent” over the risk councils face through their increasing commercial activity to bring in income, a report by the Public Accounts Committee has warned.
Sajid Javid has intervened to block a controversial 225-home scheme on environmental grounds.
Meetings of the government’s Pay to Stay working group have been cancelled as several key measures in the Housing and Planning Act look set to be delayed.
It is time for the government to deliver on a cross-departmental strategy, says Terrie Alafat
The green belt should be considered for new housing, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has said.
The Supreme Court has ruled in favour of two bedroom tax appeals from families who argued they had suffered unlawful discrimination due to their disability.
Housing minister Gavin Barwell has admitted councils need “plenty of time” to prepare for the higher value asset levy, raisings doubt over whether it will be introduced from April next year as expected.
The government has refused to make any of the major policy amendments recommended by a damning report into its housing policy by a House of Lords select committee earlier this year.
The Autumn Statement may help social housing providers have their time in the sun, says Steve Douglas
The Ministry of Defence has identified a further 56 sites to sell, as it moves towards its target of releasing enough land for the development of 55,000 homes by 2020.
The West Midlands Combined Authority has set up a Land Commission to help bring forward sites for housing. With its growth ambitions already outstripping councils’ plans for new homes, Carl Brown examines the advice housing professionals are offering to the commission
Some councils are not sharing information about tenants with housing associations ahead of the introduction of a lower benefit cap, the National Housing Federation has said.
County councils have hit back at the government’s suggestion they could make Local Plans on behalf of district councils.
Birmingham City Council is planning to use compulsory purchase orders to seize undeveloped land from developers. Sophie Barnes looks at whether others could follow.
The Local Government Association has called on the government to commit to urgent talks about how councils can “rapidly” build homes.
County councils could be drafted in to help create a Local Plan where a local district council has failed to do so, under government amendments to the Neighbourhood Planning Bill.
Developers are not convinced measures to restrict pre-commencement planning conditions will speed up development, a committee of MPs heard today.
Birmingham City Council will push ahead with its controversial policy of seizing undeveloped land from developers, despite a call-in by opposition councillors.
A housing association in the South East will no longer have to demolish 35 newly-built homes after winning a planning appeal.
Green belt v housing need: the battles raising big questions about the government's approach to planning Video
The Local Plans of two major West Midlands councils currently hang in the balance. The result could impact on plan-making for new homes across England. Martin Hilditch investigates
The government’s plan to limit the use of planning conditions developers must satisfy before starting construction on a site will not speed up housing development, Labour MPs said last night.
The housing minister has questioned the accuracy of housing needs assessments used by councils when creating Local Plans, as his department looks to improve local authorities’ target-setting for new homes.