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Planning for the Future

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In August, the government published Planning for the Future:  a consultation which proposed an overhaul of our country’s outdated planning system to deliver the high-quality, sustainable homes communities need.     The consultation ends at 11.45pm on Thursday 29 October and we want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to have their say on …

Response to a statement by Crisis about winter accommodation for rough sleepers

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A statement put out by Crisis today misrepresents the support we’re giving to local areas so they can protect vulnerable rough sleepers from life-threatening cold weather and the risks posed by coronavirus this winter. The Night Shelter operating principles published …

Local housing need

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Recent media coverage has sought to speculate on how many homes  could be created following the government’s proposals to update the formula on local numbers of new houses. Some of these stories also suggest that the formula creates a new …

New plans will mean more high-quality and affordable homes

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Today we’ve published Planning for the Future – the most significant reforms to planning policy in decades, overhauling the country’s 70-year-old planning system to deliver the homes we need.
Some have suggested this would reduce the quality of new homes being delivered, or not deliver enough affordable housing. These claims are completely untrue.