True scale of housing crisis laid bare in NHF report

May 31, 2018

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A new report has revealed the true scale of England’s crisis saying we need to be building 340,000 new homes a year (including 90,000 for social rent) up to 2031. The National Housing Federation and Crisis report said there was a total deficit of some four million homes and that

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Raynsford Review update: Nine new planning recommendations

May 31, 2018

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A new interim report commissioned by the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) has concluded that Britain’s current planning system is ‘not fit for purpose’ and should be overhauled. The review by Nick Raynsford, president of the TCPA and housing minister from 1997 to 2001, said the current system “is

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Theresa tasks Brokenshire to fix Broken Housing Market

Apr 30, 2018

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  Former Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire MP has today been confirmed as the new Communities Secretary. The Old Bexley and Sidcup MP replaces Sajid David, who has moved to replace Amber Rudd as Home Secretary. Brokenshire resigned from his role as Northern Ireland Secretary earlier this year, ahead of

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News, views and planning insight

Apr 23, 2018

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Chelgate Local makes new senior hire Chelgate Local has hired David Mills from Sainsbury’s to lead its property communications and stakeholder engagement division. With a team of specialists in community, political and stakeholder engagement, Chelgate Local is one of the leading agencies working in the property sector and has been working with

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Local Plan update and election insight – April 2018

Apr 23, 2018

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Aylesbury Vale – Aylesbury Vale District Council submitted its local plan for examination on 28 February 2018. There are no elections set to take in Aylesbury Vale this year. Basildon –  After a fraught public meeting in which Essex Police arrived to manage the crowds, Basildon District Council’s Regulation 19

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Local Plan updates – February 2018

Feb 9, 2018

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Aylesbury Vale – Plan submitted for examination in January 2018 – the Council hopes to adopt the plan before the end of 2018. Basildon – A change of administration delayed the local plan, and now the council is one of the 15 threatened with intervention by the Secretary of State. Still awaiting

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