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Brokenshire invites more bids for garden town funding - property reacts


Communities secretary James Brokenshire has called on local authorities and developers to apply for additional government funding for the development of new garden towns.

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Government outlines social housing reforms in Green Paper - property reacts

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The government has outlined several affordable housing reforms in its Social Housing Green Paper, including proposed changes to council spending of Right to Buy receipts, shared ownership and the regulatory system.


Khan takes control of Charlton Riverside application


London Mayor Sadiq Khan has taken control of the Charlton Riverside Development after the planning application was rejected by Greenwich Council last month.


Rates rise expected to have 'limited impact' on commercial and resi markets


The Bank of England has announced a 0.25% interest rate rise to 0.75% in a move which sets the base rate to its highest level since 2009.

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CBRE, JLL and Colliers among 19-strong Homes England property panel


CBRE, JLL and Colliers International are among the 19 firms that Homes England have appointed to deliver property related services in all areas of England to its Property Professional Services framework.

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Housing secretary calls on London mayor to revise housing plans


Secretary of state for housing, communities and local government James Brokenshire has called on the London mayor to revise the capital’s housing strategy in light of the recently published National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

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NHS England selects development partners for 'healthy new towns'


NHS England has selected development partners to deliver 60,000 new homes on its land.

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Final National Planning Policy Framework published - property reacts


The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government has published its final version of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)

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New classification standard for retail sector proposed


Revo has launched an industry-wide consultation with a view to establishing a formal classification structure for retail assets.


House of Lords urges construction industry to speed up adoption of off-site manufacture


The construction sector ”cannot efficiently meet the need for housing and may struggle to meet the need for infrastructure”, according to a new House of Lords report.

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