The government has issued the regulations required for English local authorities to hold public meetings virtually, by phone or video link, during the coronavirus (Covid-19) lockdown.
Current housing secretary, Robert Jenrick, has revealed new government planning reforms claiming that they will “bring Britain’s planning system into the 21st century”.
The shadows are about to lengthen across suburbia. Property owners are to be granted new rights to install extra storeys on housing blocks without planning permission in a government push to boost homeownership that appears likely to provoke furious neighbourhood debates.
More than a million homes were not built after planning permissions were granted in the past decade.
Some 564,600 units have been granted planning permission by councils since 2009/10 but only 1,530,680 units were completed in the same period.
The number of applications by retailers to England’s district councils have nearly halved in the past four years, contributing to the high street crisis.
Over half of local authorities in England support customs and self-build home in their local plans, with 58% supporting the sector, according to new research.
Some 1.9 million people have complained about planning permission applications since the start of 2017, with South Lanarkshire in Scotland registered the highest number of complaints for a single planning application.
Mid Sussex District Council’s planning committee has granted planning permission for 3,000 new homes at Burgess Hill.
Homes England owns the 200-hectare site, which is known as the Northern Arc.
It will now work with developers to submit detailed planning applications after consulting with the community.
Esther McVey says the government has financed the purchase of over 300 acres of land in Ebbsfleet to build 15,000 new homes within a new 'city centre'.
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the chance to make their properties bigger by up to two storeys in a bid to make planning laws less bureaucratic and outdated, while more money is to be committed to infrastructure, it has been announced.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.
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