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Planning minister tells housebuilders to “take responsibility”

Planning minister Nick Boles has appealed to housebuilders to look beyond their “net value” and to their responsibilities to the British public during the run up to the next general election. Speaking at the Home Builders Federation planning conference, the minister referred … Continue reading

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Planning minister launches streamlined planning website

Planning minister Nick Boles has launched a test website of streamlined planning guidance for public comment. The new website sets out new guidance, which until now ran into thousands of pages. The minister says the new online national planning guidance will give … Continue reading

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Neighbourhood plans ‘key’ to new development

Communities who welcome development stand to receive as much as 25 per cent of the community infrastructure levy (CIL) in their area. The government is looking to encourage proactive local communities and to put their share of the levy to good community use. … Continue reading

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Develop greenfield sites and end the misery, says planning minister

The construction of much-needed homes on undeveloped land across England is imperative and inevitable to provide sufficient properties for future generations. That is the message from planning minister Nick Boles who says that, as a nation, we have to accept that … Continue reading

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