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Briefings

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16 January 2014

Housing Law update 5: Scotland and Wales - Tim Horsley

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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16 January 2014

Housing Law update 5: England - Tim Horsley

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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09 January 2014

Greening housing estates - J Dobson

Network briefing by Julian Dobson

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13 December 2013

The Top 50 Landlords - K Murray

Network briefing by Kate Murray

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14 November 2013

Housing law 4: update, news and leasehold

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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03 October 2013

Small housing associations: mergers and acquisitions

Network briefing by Charlie Hughes

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26 September 2013

Housing law update 3: September 2013 – homelessness and allocations

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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05 September 2013

Customer satisfaction, performance management and smaller housing associations

Network briefing by Wendy Murphy

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29 August 2013

Localism: turning rhetoric into action

Complimentary NeighbourhoodNet briefing by Tim Horsley

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15 August 2013

Anti-social behaviour update 2013

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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08 August 2013

HQN annual conference: getting the best from the private rented sector

Network briefing by Janis Bright

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18 July 2013

Housing law update 2: summer 2013

Network briefing by Tim Horsley

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11 July 2013

Partnership working for smaller landlords

Network briefing by Charlie Hughes

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04 July 2013

The spending review and related announcements

Network briefing by Alistair McIntosh, Janis Bright and Ian Parker

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13 June 2013

Preview: the government spending round

Network briefing by Mark Smulian

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09 May 2013

Right to Buy: Back in fashion?

Network briefing by Neil Merrick

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25 April 2013

Universal Credit

Network briefing by Sue Beasor

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11 April 2013

Housing demand and supply: are we building enough homes?

Network briefing by Roger Jarman

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21 March 2013

The private rented sector: how effectively is it regulated?

Network briefing by Roger Jarman

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07 March 2013

Left hand, right hand: housing regulation cultures in England and Scotland

Network briefing by Janis Bright

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28 February 2013

Transparency and freedom of information for housing associations

Network briefing by Julian Dobson

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07 February 2013

The 2011 Census and the social housing sector

Network briefing by Roger Jarman

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22 November 2012

Cashback: an update on the DIY repairs scheme for tenants

Network briefing by Mark Smulian

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08 November 2012

Affordable rents – for strategic housing authorities and all social landlords

Network briefing by Wendy Murphy

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25 October 2012

Regeneration and housing: ways forward in difficult times

Network briefing by Charlie Hughes

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05 October 2012

Montague Review: Barriers to institutional investment in the private rented sector

Network briefing by Tim Brown

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17 May 2012

Fixed term tenancies - issues for English landlords

Network briefing by Neil Merrick

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10 May 2012

Regulation under the new regime for England: an HQN survey

Network briefing by Janis Bright and Alistair McIntosh

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29 March 2012

The comprehensive guide to the Welfare Reform Act 2012

Network briefing by Sue Beasor

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22 March 2012

Housing and the Budget

Network briefing by Neil Merrick

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15 March 2012

Development for registered providers - some current issues

Network briefing by Peter Atkinson

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12 January 2012

Council self-financing and stock transfer: the housing association perspective

Network briefing by Robin Tebbutt

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06 December 2011

Autumn Statement

Network briefing by Steve Wood

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01 December 2011

Complaints handling in Scotland

Network briefing by Helen Barclay

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24 November 2011

Laying the Foundations: A Housing Strategy for England

Network briefing by Janis Bright

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22 November 2011

An overview of the Localism Act 2011

Network briefing by Sue Farrant

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18 November 2011

Neighbourhood planning

Network briefing by Neil McDonald

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07 October 2011

The new Scottish homelessness framework: progress towards priority for all by 2012

Network briefing by Isobel Anderson

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12 July 2011

The affordable rents system: how many homes, at what cost?

Network briefing by Janis Bright

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19 April 2011

Planning reform and housing supply

Network briefing by Neil McDonald

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05 April 2011

The end of Housing Market Renewal

Network briefing by Charlie Hughes

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15 March 2011

The New Homes Bonus and planning for housing

Network briefing by Janis Bright

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21 January 2011

Rural affordable housing and the Community Right to Build

Network briefing by Emma Cooke

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10 December 2010

Local enterprise partnerships and the Regional Growth Fund

Network briefing by Charlie Hughes

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28 October 2010

Comprehensive Spending Review: 80% market rents and new build

Complimentary hf:expert briefing by Robin Tebbutt, Alistair McIntosh and Kate Murray

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16 February 2010

Creating more sustainable rural communities

Network briefing by Chris Bowen

News

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21 May 2012

A White Paper for Better Lives and Communities

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14 May 2012

Newbuy guarantee gathers pace as Santander signs up

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24 April 2012

Grant Shapps: Help to get boxed-in generation up the property ladder

Minister pledges to help those growing out of their properties

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04 April 2012

'Sound' investment to help build more affordable homes

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28 March 2012

Planning policy for traveller sites: Equality impact assessment

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27 March 2012

National Planning Policy Framework

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27 March 2012

Localism Act: Neighbourhood Plans and Community Right To Build - Impact Asessment

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27 March 2012

Government issues new planning guidance on traveller sites

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14 March 2012

Gypsy and Traveller Caravan Count, January 2012

The latest count in Wales

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07 February 2012

Invitation to become a Town team

Closing date 30th March 2012

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07 February 2012

London to take control of its Olympic legacy, public land and funding

Eric Pickles announces £3billion of funding for the GLA for housing and regeneration in London

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07 February 2012

Making apprenticeships a gold standard option for ambitious young people

PM announces a new round of government funding

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06 February 2012

Affordable Rented Housing: Creating flexibility for landlords and better outcomes for communities

Consultation on giving social landlords greater freedom in how they allocate and manage their housing, and more tools to tackle the difficulties communities are facing

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03 February 2012

Planning rules eased for home improvements (Scotland)

New rules come in to force on February 6, 2012 to make it easier for people to make changes to their homes

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31 January 2012

Scottish Government: survey of vacant and urban derelict land in Scotland

The only national data source for vacant and derelict land – a co-operative effort between local authorities and the Scottish Government

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25 January 2012

Bringing empty homes back into use: application guidance for community and voluntary groups

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23 January 2012

Meeting local housing demand – a guide for elected members

HCA and LGA publication argues that councils are central to tackling the housing crisis

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20 January 2012

Housing strategy debated in Lords: “housing should be a focus for the coalition”

Click the link above to read the full transcript

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17 January 2012

Councils should help older people live at home for longer

An update on the FreeSpace project, New Deal for Older People, further DFG allocations and HIAs and FirstStop

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13 January 2012

Consultation response: House of Commons Communities and Local Government Committee Report of Session 2010-12: Regeneration (Cm 8264)

Command Paper containing the government's formal response to the recommendations and conclusions set out in the Communities and Local Government Committee's report on regeneration

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10 January 2012

DCLG consultation: changes to land use change statistics, rationalised collection of local authority housing statistics and publication of regional statistics

Responses sought by 2 April 2012

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06 January 2012

Circular: building regulations 2010 – Equality Act clarification

Circular: building regulations 2010 – Equality Act clarification

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05 January 2012

DCLG consultation: allocation of accommodation

Responses sought by 30 March 2012

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05 January 2012

HCA announces Traveller pitch funding allocations to 2015

33 housing associations, local authorities and other providers are set to deliver around 600 new Traveller pitches

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29 December 2011

IPPR report: delivering reform of the building sector to meet the UK’s housing and economic challenges

Are Britain’s big builders willing and able to deliver the new houses we need?

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22 December 2011

DCLG consultation: reinvigorating Right to Buy and one for one replacement

Comments sought by 2 February 2012

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20 December 2011

Age, home and community: a strategy for housing for Scotland's older people 2012 – 2021

Sets out vision, direction, information and advice, making better use of existing housing and preventative support services and new build housing for older people

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20 December 2011

Scottish Government: affordable housing scheme

Scottish ministers urging house builders to join the National Housing Trust (NHT) initiative

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14 December 2011

Welsh Government: new house building, April to June 2011 and July to September 2011

A small increase in the number of new dwellings started during 2010-11 compared with the previous two years

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13 December 2011

Consultation: revised London Housing Strategy

Comments sought by 6 March 2012

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08 December 2011

Welsh Government consultation: meeting the housing challenge – building a consensus for action

Comments sought by 17 February 2012

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07 December 2011

Attitudes to housing, planning and changing policies

A NatCen Social Research report (British Social Attitudes 28)

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04 December 2011

Charity pressures councils over million empty homes

Empty Homes has urged the government to pressure local authorities to create more affordable homes

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02 December 2011

Works underway to build first council houses in York in over 20-years

19 new eco friendly council houses with HCA funding

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23 November 2011

Housing Groups' reaction to the new housing strategy

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21 November 2011

Laying the Foundations: A Housing Strategy for England

New strategy to deliver homes and strengthen the economy

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17 November 2011

House building: September quarter 2011, England

23,410 housebuilding starts – a decrease of 1% on previous quarter

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03 November 2011

The government “has produced no adequate 'strategy' for regeneration”

Statement from the Communities and Local Government Committee report on regeneration strategy

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01 November 2011

Affordable Homes Programme – 50 agreements have now been completed

This brings the total value of contracts signed to date to over £700m

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25 October 2011

Build now or pay later? Funding new housing supply

Report from the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR)

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25 October 2011

Scottish Government: compulsory purchase and compensation

A guide for owners, tenants and occupiers in Scotland

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24 October 2011

Scottish planning series: compulsory purchase order (planning circular 6)

Sets out policy on the use of compulsory purchase orders in Scotland

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20 October 2011

Government moves ahead with plans to abolish Regional Plans and protect the Green Belt

Pressure to build on the Green Belt is being removed with the revocation of Regional Plans according to environmental assessments published today

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13 October 2011

Neighbourhood planning regulations: consultation

Comments sought by 5 January 2012

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13 October 2011

Members announced for Welsh planning review's independent advisory group

The review is to consider planning services in Wales. Reporting due in summer 2012

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13 October 2011

Scottish planning series: disposal of surplus government land (planning circular 5)

Sets out the revised non-statutory ‘Crichel Down Rules’ under which surplus

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10 October 2011

Community Infrastructure Levy: collection and enforcement

Proposals, including draft regulations on the reform of the Community Infrastructure Levy for consultation

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07 October 2011

NIHE publication: rural matters

Rural housing unfitness has decreased from 26% in 1974 to 4% in 2009

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06 October 2011

Scottish Government: investing in housing despite UK cuts

Housing minister reaffirms commitment to deliver 30,000 completed affordable homes by the end of this parliament

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05 October 2011

Basic Public Request to Order Disposal land owners cover letter and questionnaire

A letter and questionnaire used to seek further information from the landowner once a Public Request to Order Disposal request has been received

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05 October 2011

Affordable housing supply, England, 2010-2011

39,170 new affordable homes were provided for social rent in 2010-11

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05 October 2011

NHS disposal strategy – land for housing

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03 October 2011

Independent advisory group looks at planning in Wales

Announcement of review to consider how planning services in Wales should be delivered in the future

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01 October 2011

48% of local authorities will be without a planning Core Strategy on 1 April 2012

Research suggested by the Campaign to Protect Rural England

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27 September 2011

Scottish Government report: Directorate for Planning and Environment Appeals

Review of the work of the DPEA in 2010-2011

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26 September 2011

Response to claims that planning reforms will result in more Green Belt and greenfield developments

Statement from DCLG

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21 September 2011

Scottish Government statistical bulletin: affordable housing securing planning consent survey 2010/11

Latest figures for consents for affordable housing

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21 September 2011

Response to claims that planning reforms will lead to more unauthorised traveller sites

Statement from Bob Neill, Minister for Local Government

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17 September 2011

FirstBuy already helping our military families

Grant Shapps has today congratulated the first member of the Armed Forces to benefit from FirstBuy

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15 September 2011

Better understanding of performance and costs of planning system needed

Audit Scotland report: modernising the planning system finds planning applications have fallen by 29% over the past six years

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15 September 2011

Welsh Government provides £3 million in new approach to meet social housing needs

Four of Wales’ social housing providers work together to meet the country’s housing demands – hopes for extra 150 affordable homes

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14 September 2011

Architects say new houses are 'shameful shoebox homes'

The BBC reports that many new houses in the UK are too small for family life

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13 September 2011

Cities to bid for new powers to spark economic growth

New clauses to the Localism Bill should mean England's biggest cities can drive faster growth

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08 September 2011

Scottish Government: kick start for housing development

The Housebuilding Infrastructure Loan Fund

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05 September 2011

Planning reforms boost local power and growth

Joint article by the Secretary of State and the Chancellor

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31 August 2011

More communities chosen to try out new planning powers

Planning Minister Greg Clark has announced 36 more front-runner areas to test out neighbourhood planning

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25 August 2011

DCLG consultation: streamlining council housing asset management

Disposals and use of receipts – comments sought by 17 November 2011

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23 August 2011

HCA: current land disposal sites

Land and development opportunities

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19 August 2011

HCA report: rural masterplanning fund

Lessons learned

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12 August 2011

Proposals to introduce a Community Right to Buy consultation: DCLG summary of responses

(Assets of Community Value)

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12 August 2011

Letter to Chief Planning Officers

Planning support for businesses and shops (following riots)

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05 August 2011

BBC news in pictures – changing styles of housing for people on low incomes

Ian Colquhoun gives an overview of some of the some of the most significant housing projects built for those on low incomes

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04 August 2011

Quality improvements to new house building statistics

Looks at the accuracy data currently collected on new house building in Wales

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02 August 2011

District heating good practice – learning from the Low Carbon Infrastructure Fund (LCIF)

HCA guidance and case studies for LAs

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02 August 2011

Proposals to introduce a Community Right to Challenge consultation: DCLG summary of responses

Responses to the proposals to introduce a Community Right to Challenge consultation published on 4 February 2011

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29 July 2011

Land use change statistics (England) 2010 – provisional estimates

76% of dwellings (including conversions) were built on previously-developed land, a decrease from 80 per cent in 2009

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29 July 2011

Letter to Chief Planning Officers: Planning Guarantee and information requirements

Letter to local planning authorities regarding the Planning Guarantee and information requirements

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29 July 2011

Greg Clark sets out guarantee to local communities on simplifying planning system

Background information on the new 'Planning Guarantee'

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25 July 2011

Draft National Planning Policy Framework impact assessment

To be read in conjunction with the draft policy framework

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25 July 2011

DCLG consultation: draft National Planning Policy Framework

Comments sought by 17 October 2011

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21 July 2011

National Self Build Association plan to promote growth of self-build housing in the UK

NaSBA plan calls to make more land available for self-builders and more finance/mortgages

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14 July 2011

HCA announces successful bidders for £1.8bn affordable homes funding

View further details on the programme and the bidders

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14 July 2011

Affordable Homes Programme set to exceed expectations

Government believes it’s on track to deliver up to 170,000 new homes by 2015

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08 July 2011

NIHE 2011/2012 District Housing Plans released

View or download the plans for each of the 26 District Councils

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06 July 2011

Welsh Government: major changes proposed to Communities First

Sets out the major changes the Welsh Government proposes to make to its Communities First programme from April 2012

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06 July 2011

RDA land and property assets transferred to the HCA

Process due for completion on 19 September 2011

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05 July 2011

Public attitudes to housing in England – 86% of people want to buy a home

Findings from a housing module of the British Social Attitudes survey commissioned in 2009

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30 June 2011

Building Regulations Advisory Committee (BRAC) annual report 2010

Includes comment on Lifetime Home Standards

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29 June 2011

Scottish Government support for First-time buyer help

Homes for Scotland awarded £250k to develop mortgage indemnity scheme

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25 June 2011

DCLG issues paper: how change of use is handled in the planning system

An invitation to submit evidence of any issues with the operation of the current system and areas for possible change

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24 June 2011

Planning applications: January to March 2011 (England)

12,000 residential applications, unchanged from March 2010 quarter

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21 June 2011

HCA confirms FirstBuy allocations

View the details here

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20 June 2011

Letter to Chief Planning Officers: Design and Planning

Letter to LAs to update on changes to the government's approach on design and planning

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09 June 2011

Consultation response: affordable housing definition

Government responses to the consultation on the PPS3: Housing definition of affordable housing

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08 June 2011

Government plans release of land from Whitehall grip to build 100,000 homes

Plans to release enough land from Whitehall's grip to build as many as 100,000 new homes and support as many as 25,000 jobs by 2015