Politics and Policy

By Laura Sharman | February 16, 2018

Developers sitting on more than 420,000 homes with planning permission

Developers sitting on more than 420,000 homes with planning permission

The backlog of homes that have been given planning permission but are still waiting to be built has increased by almost 16% in the last year, new analysis has revealed today.

Roll-out of lane rental plans for local authorities

Roll-out of lane rental plans for local authorities

By Dominic Browne | February 16, 2018

The Department for Transport (DfT) has announced plans to allow the roll-out of lane rental schemes across the country, giving local authorities the option to charge utility companies up to £2,500 a day for digging up the busiest roads at peak times.

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