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Developers will have to improve habitats for wildlife under new rules proposed by environment secretary Michael Gove.
Government rules to allow developers to convert offices into housing without planning permission has led to communities missing out on 10,000 affordable homes in the past three years, council leaders have warned
The planning system is failing to address public concerns in its current state, a former housing minister has said.
More than 2,000 villages are being prevented from allowing new affordable homes to be built because they are classified as 'unsustainable', according to campaigners.
A new commission has been launched by the Government to champion’ design and style in the building of new homes.
Local authorities with high housing demand should be given the freedom to allocate land as single large sites and have the clear statutory powers to control the development of such sites, an independent review has concluded.
Local authorities are to receive free access to thousands of high-resolution satellite images of Britain which will help in areas such as planning and development.
Campaigners are warning that a proposal to build one million houses between Oxford, Milton Keynes and Cambridge would result in the loss of an area of countryside larger than Birmingham.
The planning system is leaving new housing developments without adequate walking, cycling and public transport connections, transport organisation warns.
The mayor of London today launched a multi-million pound fund aimed at boosting the housing and planning teams in the capital’s local authorities.