Local authorities given green light to increase planning fees by 20%

Draft regulations providing for a 20% increase in planning application fees were laid before Parliament on the 19th October 2017. The regulations have to be approved by both Houses of Parliament which is anticipated to be before the end of the year. Once approved the new fees...
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London suburbs set for housing boom as Mayor of London relaxes rules

First published: 29 November 2017 London’s suburbs are braced for a wave of construction after the mayor, Sadiq Khan, announced that rules protecting local character would be lifted to enable a big increase in housebuilding. The capital’s outer boroughs must build more homes over...
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Mayor launches housing strategy for London

First published: 6 September 2017 The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has today announced his intention to earmark £250 million for City Hall to use for buying and preparing land for new and affordable housing, as he published his first draft Housing Strategy for London. The money...
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Fast track applications to speed up planning process and boost housebuilding

From: Department for Communities and Local Government, The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP and Brandon Lewis MP First published: 18 February 2016 Councils will compete to process planning applications and be able to offer fast track application services under new proposals. shake up...
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Judgment paves way to build more homes on small sites

From: Department for Communities and Local Government and Brandon Lewis MP First published: 11 May 2016 Judgment paves the way for more housebuilding on smaller sites and that will get homes built more easily. Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis hailed a judgment that...
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Council approves Redbridge Local Plan

Full Council (on Thursday 21 July) has approved for consultation the Redbridge Local Plan 2015 – 2030 which sets out a vision for new homes, jobs and infrastructure in the Borough over the next 15 years. The Local Plan is the main planning document used to ensure that new...
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