'Residency test' proposed for self-builders seeking council plots

'Residency test' proposed for self-builders seeking council plots

People wishing to register for a self-build plot under the government's 'Right to Build' initiative would have to meet a 'local residency test', according to a consultation document.

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Three authorities begin preparing orders to boost brownfield housing

Three authorities begin preparing orders to boost brownfield housing

Three councils have started drawing up England's first simplified planning orders to boost brownfield housebuilding, Planning has learned.

Heritage body calls for action to redevelop buildings in need of rescue

Heritage body calls for action to redevelop buildings in need of rescue

Heritage watchdog English Heritage has called for action to redevelop of a number of buildings that have been on its Heritage at Risk register for over a decade, as it unveils its 2014 list.

Supermarket and 132 flats approved in Hillingdon

Supermarket and 132 flats approved in Hillingdon

Councillors have approved plans for a mixed-use development featuring a 7,100 square metre supermarket and 132 flats in north-west London, despite an objection by a neighbouring authority.

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What devolution could mean for planning

What devolution could mean for planning

The government's promise of greater devolved powers for Scotland has been matched by a pledge to empower English city-regions. Richard Garlick assesses the implications.

Policy summary - Councils and neighbourhoods asked to pilot benefits model

Policy summary - Councils and neighbourhoods asked to pilot benefits model

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Welsh plan set to be replaced

Welsh plan set to be replaced

Welsh councils' local development plans would be required to conform with a new national strategic planning document under proposals contained in a planning bill published this week.

Manchester councils join forces for England's first city-region plan

Manchester councils join forces for England's first city-region plan

Authorities in Greater Manchester have started preparing what would be England's first statutory development plan for a city-region, with proposals to almost treble its current rate of housebuilding.


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