The government has rejected two developers’ appeals against planning permission decisions because they would involve “significant development” on green belt land.
New rules for councils on registers of underused land for new homes have come into force, housing minister Gavin Barwell confirmed today.
The government has sold enough land for less than 14,000 homes, leaving it well off the pace required to meet its target to dispose of land for 160,000 homes in this parliament.
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House builders are calling for a presumption in favour of development on suitable brownfield sites as the final lobbying over content of the long-awaited Housing White Paper takes place.
A group of 25 house builders and land promoters have launched a judicial review against a rule change allowing councils with Neighbourhood Plans to block development.
Hyde Group has said it is considering appealing Croydon Council’s decision to refuse planning permission for a scheme containing 129 affordable units in Croydon.
The housing minister hopes to end local political resistance to housing developments through better design quality and the provision of upfront infrastructure.
Fifty-eight per cent of councillors have said they expect to allocate green belt land for new housing over the next five years, according to a survey.
House builders have hit back at a threat by communities secretary Sajid Javid to tackle alleged landbanking.
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”.
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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.
L&Q and Fairview Homes have teamed up to buy a 5.5-acre plot of land in Park Royal, north-west London in their first 50/50 joint venture together.
The green belt should be considered for new housing, the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has said.
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.
Greater Manchester mayoral hopeful Andy Burnham has hit out at the region’s plan to build on green belt land.
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The shadow housing secretary has accused Gavin Barwell of pausing Bradford Council’s Local Plan as a “political ‘mate’s favour’”.
Gavin Barwell has forced Bradford Council to pause its Local Plan because the council wants to build 11,000 homes on green belt land.
More than 1,000 hectares of land were removed from the green belt last year - the second-highest figure in the past six years.
Gavin Barwell has hit back at claims he is a “nimby” - branding criticism of his opposition to a development in his constituency ‘bizarre’.
Six in 10 English councils still do not have an up-to-date adopted Local Plan, just eight months before a key deadline.
New ministers in the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) have pledged to protect the green belt from development.
The secretary of state has rejected planning permission for a Gypsy and Traveller site because it would mean building on green belt land.
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The Secretary of State has rejected a planning application for 94 affordable homes in Ipswich because of concerns it will not be an “inclusive and mixed” community.
A public consultation has been launched for the first 92 homes at the much-heralded new town of Northstowe.
Edinburgh Council has granted planning permission for a 1,350-home development on green belt land that was criticised by its own planning officials.
Birmingham City Council has been forced to pause its Local Plan following intervention from Brandon Lewis.
A house builder has secured planning permission for a £160m scheme in Nottinghamshire.
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