Residential Planning & Policy

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

Alok Sharma, RESI Conference 2017

DCLG provides funding for Neighbourhood Plans Video

20 September 2017

Housing minister Alok Sharma has announced a new £22.8m package of support to provide communities with specialist support to help develop a neighbourhood plan.

Vince Cable

Cable calls for councils to be able to borrow to build

20 September 2017

New Liberal Democrats leader Vince Cable has called on the Government to allow local councils to borrow to build.

Sajid Javid

Javid announces social housing review

19 September 2017

Communities Secretary Sajid Javid has announced that the government will publish a green paper to review ‘what has gone wrong with social housing’ – including lessons to be learnt from the Grenfell Tower tragedy.

Sadiq Khan

Khan reveals interventionist plans for £250m London affordable housing fund

6 September 2017

London mayor Sadiq Khan has revealed plans to intervene heavily in the land market by putting in place a team of ‘deal makers’ to deploy a £250m fund to buy and prepare sites for new and affordable homes, as he launched his draft housing strategy for London.

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Crossrail Elizabeth Line

Joined-up thinking is starting to underpin regeneration

22 September 2017

Disruption is the word of the moment. It was the theme for this year’s RESI Conference, with a focus on proptech and the precision manufacturing of homes.