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.
Housing minister Kit Malthouse has announced the five successful bids to create new towns across England. Between them, these settlements could deliver 64,000 homes.
Home builders have welcomed a pledge from the Government to reduce planning delays, increase the capability of local planning departments and improve procedure to accelerate the end to end planning process.
There has been a steady increase in the last eight years in the number of home planning applications granted as a percentage of all applications, up from 73.5% in 2010 to 80.5% now, new research has found.
Politicians in Scotland are being asked to think again about the massive financial implications of the Planning Bill currently making its way through the Scottish Parliament.
Planners are calling on the Government to drop proposals that would add homes to High Streets without developers having to apply for planning permission.
The High Court has thrown out a challenge by residents of luxury flats overlooked by Tate Modern who tried to block visitors looking into their homes from the gallery’s viewing platform.
The average time it takes for a planning appeal looks set to be cut by five months after the Government accepted an independent review saying builders and communities need more certainty.
The planning permission process in the UK needs to be urgently reformed and speeded up and the Government needs to work more closely with local authorities to help boost the number of new homes being built, it is suggested.
Botched legislation over a ‘commencement notice’ means owners face losing their home
Government proposals to extend upwards and convert commercial properties into dwellings by extending permitted development rights will result in poor-quality development and see public services suffer.
SevenCapital has been given the go ahead for its scheme that will transform part of Digbeth into a major residential development.
Government proposals that use blanket planning permissions, or permitted development rights, to bypass local scrutiny to deliver housing in England put quality and affordability at risk, it is claimed.
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