Residential Planning & Policy

All the latest analysis and news and about residential policy and planning regulations.

Richard Blakeway

Ric Blakeway among four appointed to HCA board

21 February 2017

The Homes and Communities Agency has appointed four new board members, including Richard Blakeway, former housing adviser to Downing Street.


Grainger welcomes government support for PRS​

8 February 2017

Grainger has welcomed the government’s Housing White Paper and it’s backing for the private rented sector (PRS), which will form a key element of its strategy to the year 2020.

Edward Lister

Government pledges money and land for modular construction factories

8 February 2017

The government is working up plans to provide public land and money for new modular construction factories in a bid to kick-start the sector.

Sajid Javid

Housing white paper: Government pushes for higher density development

7 February 2017

The government has signalled a move towards higher density development in Britain ahead of the publication of its landmark housing white paper.

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Cornwall delivers UK's highest new build rates

16 February 2017

Research produced exclusively for Property Week has revealed the areas of the country that have seen the highest levels of housebuilding since 2011 - as well as the areas that are least affordable for first-time buyers.

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New build homes

Necessity could well prove the mother of invention

18 February 2017

The emphasis of last week’s housing white paper - more green than white in nature - was on consultation, with a helpful emphasis on multi-tenures and on a diverse and broadening array of players that can contribute. The industry now has a chance to help shape practical policy for the sector as a whole.