New guidance and ground rent exemption are positive steps but may not be enough to tackle supply shortfall
Traditional valuation models are being questioned but it may take a downturn for valuers to alter their approach.
Environment Agency calls on landowners to take preventative action to stop illegal dumping of ‘baled waste’.
Report finds scheme has boosted housebuilding but warns taxpayer could ‘lose out’ if market slumps.
Transparency on how payments are spent is welcomed but concerns remain about other aspects of legislation
Industry welcomes single use class plans but councils fear they may make high streets less vibrant and diverse
Ruling that vacant building is worth £370,000 sets worrying precedent for owners of similar properties
Combination of seven councils into two sparks concerns that constituents’ local influence will be diluted
New rights to turn shops to offices and takeaways to homes cited both as saviour and last straw for high street
Study by four architecture practices calls for more ‘distinctively local’ new housing developments.