New homes figures on the up
New figures from the Government show that some 700,000 new homes have been built in England during the lifetime of the present administration with the number of empty homes at a 10-year low.
Lead examiner steps down
Gideon Amos, the lead examiner for the Swansea Bay tidal lagoon project, has stepped down from that role inside the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) with one month still left to run on the examination.
Mixed fortunes for Leicestershire and Buckinghamshire housing schemes
Two significant housing schemes in Leicestershire and Buckinghamshire at locations where neighbourhood plans are in the pipeline have been determined by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.
Cardiff argues site shortage is more theoretical than real
Cardiff City Council has told the Welsh Government that the Welsh capital’s latest joint housing land availability study which shows the city will fail to meet the statutory requirement for five year’s worth of sites is an inaccurate guide to what the local authority expects to achieve in terms of residential development.
Wildlife, communities and local economies are reaping the benefits of England’s new Nature Improvement Areas (NIAs), according to an assessment published by the Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs.
News round-up 27 November 2014
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