Residential Planning & Policy

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

Heylo becomes registered provider

27 March 2017

Shared ownership specialist Heylo has been granted registered provider status and appointed former housing minister Nick Raynsford as its chair.

Fizzy Living Stepney

Spring Budget: Hammond makes no mention of punitive stamp duty regime

8 March 2017

The industry has turned on chancellor Philip Hammond for failing to address the government’s damaging stamp duty regime in today’s budget.

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.

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.

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Are SMEs ready for faster building?

23 March 2017

As Alex Morton’s recent column highlights, the government’s white paper marks a significant moment for the UK housing sector.

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Mark Farmer

Upbeat mood will help us fix the housing crisis

29 March 2017

With Brexit still rumbling on in the background, no doubt many were expecting political uncertainty to hang over this year’s Mipim like the rainclouds did last year. But as Property Week editor Liz Hamson noted, there was in fact a surprising sense of optimism along the Cannes beachfront.