Property owners are to be given the chance to make their properties bigger by up to two storeys in a bid to make planning laws less bureaucratic and outdated, while more money is to be committed to infrastructure, it has been announced.
With government policy focused on ensuring local authorities deliver on their new home targets and committed to driving economic development, if your land is on the edge of town, it may have unrealised potential.
A failure to adopt a more joined-up approach to planning the UK’s towns and cities will make it impossible to meet the challenges of climate change, population growth and environmental risks over the coming decades, according to planners.
Over-inflated population stats mean Coventry homes planned for ‘ghosts’, say critics
David Cooper says planning restrictions at heart of the Green Belt policy are one of the key reasons for the UK's housing crisis.
Two in five home owners in the UK would rather build an extension than move house after changes in planning law, new research has found.
Permission has been granted for 700 more homes in the Aire Valley.
Templegate Developments, a venture between Evans Property Group and Keyland Developments, has gained consent from Leeds City Council to build the extra homes at its 170-acre Skelton Gate site, Leeds, taking the total number of homes consented up to 1,800.
Farmers are at risk of legal action from their local authority if they fail to secure the correct planning permission for building on their land.
Housing developments in the UK should give more priority to making homes more attractive with the onus projected onto councils to make sure ugly buildings are not given planning permission, according to a new report.
Planning delays of over a year are forcing individual, small site building projects to be abandoned, and slowing UK development overall, according to a new report.
The boss of one of London’s largest housebuilders on Wednesday called on the UK’s next Prime Minister to radically shake up Britain’s “dire” planning system to help boost building in a turbulent market.
A diverse group of organisations connected with the building industry have come together to support the UK’s first ever national housing design audit.
High house prices in expensive cities have been caused by the planning system’s rationing of new homes in areas of high demand, according to a report out on 11 June.
There is a huge chasm in London planning approval rates and a declining number of applications coming through the system, according to new research.
Local planning authorities in Wales lack the resilience needed to deliver long term improvements in terms of housing and communities, an official report has found.
Homeowners in England are being given the green light to build larger extensions without planning permission.
Planning approvals for new homes have fallen for the first time since 2011 with research suggesting that Brexit uncertainty is restricting finance available to developers.
It has long been indicted that the Government target of 300,000 new homes a year by the middle of the 2020s is going to be a hard one to meet and now there is even more evidence suggesting this is the case.
A huge £825m residential and employment space development is to be brought forward in Rushcliffe, Nottinghamshire after Homes England signed a deal with CWC.
Councils and developers would be allowed to buy land in England more cheaply with the aim of building more low cost homes if Labour wins the next general election.
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