Residential Planning & Policy

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


Government opens £7bn affordable housing fund

5 January 2017

Developers can now bid for a slice of the government’s £7bn affordable housing fund to build shared ownership, rent-to-buy and affordable rented homes.

Housebuilding construction

14 sites selected for first garden villages

3 January 2017

The government has selected 14 sites for England’s first garden villages to provide up to 48,000 homes.

Gavin Barwell

Government picks sites in 30 areas for starter homes schemes

3 January 2017

The government has selected brownfield sites in 30 local authority areas to build thousands of starter homes this year, housing minister Gavin Barwell has said.

London houses

Government launches £60m fund to tackle impact of second homes

23 December 2016

A £60m annual fund aimed at helping communities mitigate the impact of second homeownership has been launched by the government.

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Alconbury Weald, Cambridgeshire

Q&A: Hugill on Urban & Civic's plan to build its own homes

12 January 2017

The fallout from the Brexit vote has done little to halt the march of developer Urban & Civic: the company made a pre-tax profit of £35.9m in the year to the end of September 2016, up from £7m in 2015.