Government outlines minimum space standards

Government outlines minimum space standards

The government has outlined its proposals for the development of a nationally described space standard which would be available to local planning authorities to use in setting their housing policies.

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Shortlist for 'small' housing schemes pot unveiled

Shortlist for 'small' housing schemes pot unveiled

More than 160 small housebuilding schemes have been earmarked to receive money from a £525 million government loan fund, the Department for Communities and Local Government has announced.

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