Town and Country Planning
Queen’s Speech – 21st June

21 June 2017 | Planning Policy Updates

On 21st June, the Queen formally opened Parliament. It was evident that Brexit would dominate Government agenda however of relevance to planning matters, the government has now committed to the following...

Housing and Planning Act passes into law

25 May 2016 | Planning Policy Updates

The Housing and Planning Act gained Royal Ascent on 12th May 2016.  One of the main objectives of the Act is to increase the number of newly built homes and improve the overall affordability of home ownership, mainly for first-time buyers.  In order to meet this objective a number of changes have been put into place which incorporate the following;

Budget 2016 - Impact on Housing and Infrastructure

21 March 2016 | Planning Policy Updates

The Budget 2016 details measures to ‘streamline’ the planning system - including a move to zonal planning ? in an attempt to deliver 400,000 affordable housing starts by 2020-21.

Delivering the Budget 2016 (16 March), chancellor George Osborne said “measures to speed up the planning system” would be introduced by the government, while the green belt will continue to be protected.

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