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Latest News Stories 5 March 2015

Starter home planning policy initiative confirmed
The Government this week kick-started its ambitious scheme to generate starter homes, which will be offered to young, first-time buyers at a 20 per cent discount, paid for by exempting developers from infrastructure payments.

Latest English household formation projections published
The Department for Communities and Local Government has published its latest official projections of household formations, estimating the formation of 5.2 million new households in England between 2012 and 2037.

Pickles blocks Gladman housing schemes in Buckinghamshire and Cheshire
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has dismissed two separate appeals by Gladman Developments involving proposals for sites in Buckinghamshire and Cheshire.

Devolution package proposes greater planning powers for Wales
The Coalition has confirmed moves to give the Welsh administration greater planning powers in line with the recommendations of the Silk Commission.

News round-up 5 March 2015
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