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NPPF review

NFB welcomes local planning reforms in NPPF review

Following the government published document on the revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the National Federation of Builders (NFB) has welcomed its approach to local planning
green space

Report suggests green space boosts local economy

A report published on 1 March by the Land Trust shows how parkland lifts nearby house prices, creates jobs and generates revenue for local businesses
elderly

CLG demand national housing strategy for the elderly

A national strategy to advise and inform the elderly on their housing options is necessary, The Communities and Local Government Committee (CLG), recommends The CLG...
local housing projects

Local housing projects gain £866m boost

The government has confirmed a £866m investment in local housing projects to deliver up to 200,000 new homes
new leisure centres

Ground officially broken on Barnet’s new leisure centres

The ground has officially been broken and work is underway on two new leisure centres in Barnet following a ground-breaking ceremony at Barnet Copthall yesterday (25 January)
construction framework

Scape Group appoints contractors to £1.1bn Regional Construction framework

Scape Group has named the contractors on its four-year, £1.1bn Regional Construction framework The framework will provide construction services for public sector schemes in the...
supported housing

DCLG minister says they are close to a decision on supported...

Speaking to the Communities and Local Government Select Committee, ministers from DCLG said it would not be long before a decision was made on supported housing
Local Plans

Local Plans – cost vs correctness

Emma Jones, Manager at Ramboll Environ, and Ben Christian, Senior Planner at Vail Williams, discuss the Local Plans process
national park

National Park housing development plan gets the go ahead

A plan aimed at tackling the shortage of affordable housing in a Scottish National Park has been given the green light
planning inspector

Planning inspector approves 20,000 new homes in the Vale of White...

A blueprint for 20,560 new homes across the Vale of White Horse has received approval from a planning inspector, meaning it could be adopted within weeks

National park wins award for quality in planning

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park’s innovative Local Development Plan has secured a Scottish Award for Quality in Planning
community engagement

Connect, Engage and Involve

Claire Cope, Head of Local Engagement at Turley Associates gauges the true value of community engagement programmes. The government’s localism agenda requires that developers lead...

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