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Delays by local authority planning departments are viewed as a ‘barrier’ to economic growth and development in rural areas, survey reveals.
Local authorities and developers have earmarked sites that can deliver more than 17,500 new build-to-rent homes, latest data has revealed.
Attaching automatic planning permission to housing land allocated in local plans would have ‘limited impact’ on increasing the supply of homes, new research reveals.
The Government is to review how local authorities can deal with unauthorised caravan sites and developments more effectively.
Three councils are facing government intervention over their failure to produce a local plan.
Major cities in the North and Midlands are growing rapidly, but the Government needs to take action to protect the commercial space driving this growth, think tank says.
Local authority leaders have warned forthcoming plans to change the laws governing the conversion of agricultural buildings will ‘heap more pressure’ on local infrastructure.
The Government yesterday launched a £23m fund to help local residents plan their own communities.
Kate Henderson explains why a new cross-party group on New Towns has been set up and what it aims to achieve.
The Government has announced changes to permitted development rights to allow more agricultural buildings to be turned into new homes.