Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has committed £1.3 billion to deliver up to 45,000 homes, create 85,000 jobs, upgrade skills and improve infrastructure as part of government plans to deliver a green economic recovery from Covid-19.
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The claim: A standard housing development takes an average of five years to go through the planning system.
Verdict: Developments of more than 1,000 dwellings may take that long, but those are very large. The vast majority of developments are much smaller and do not take that long.
Sweeping changes to England's planning system will "be faster, but also build better quality homes", Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has said.
There has been a surge of interest in moving to the country due to city dwellers' priorities changing during the coronavirus lockdown, estate agents have said.
Footage of buildings being flattened in a noisy demolition may be a popular feature of local TV news reports, but architects say such structures should be protected - to fight climate change.
Welcome to house shopping in the age of coronavirus.
It's not for everyone as, at the moment, house hunters have to use their own headsets.
But Giles Milner, marketing director at estate agent Chestertons, says he will sometimes send buyers headsets for new-build properties, if a development has multiple near-identical apartments with some still being built.
UK homemovers are increasingly insisting that Covid Clauses are inserted into their contracts, in case they are unable to move due to the pandemic.
Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, recently announced new rules to planning following the PM's £5bn pledge to "Build, build, build" as part of the government's economic fight against Covid-19.
Housing minister Christopher Pincher has laid regulations before Parliament to legislate that homes delivered through permitted development rights must have windows.
Figures are published within its annual report for 2019/2020 during which official figures show rising levels of property and mortgage fraud.
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A leisure resort which has hosted a number of English aristocrats, including the Duke of Windsor, during its time as a hunting lodge, has sold for a price in the region of £10m.
Interest doubled for homes between £400,000 and £500,000 in Harrow, Milton Keynes and Watford
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Scotland and Wales are bringing in their own stamp duty holidays, meaning the taxes will be waived on purchases up to £250,000 in both countries.
There are no plans to make face coverings mandatory for office workers in England, Matt Hancock has said.
Scotland will see "the most significant easing of lockdown" this week with shopping centres, pubs and restaurants reopening, the first minister has said.
The latest figures have revealed that the average rental asking price has hit an all-time high outside the capital, fuelled by seven weeks of lockdown-limited activity boosting demand.
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