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Community right to build orders encouraged

CRB prospectus

DCLG issued some interesting news just before the Jubilee weekend – £17 million of seed corn funding is being made available for community right to build orders. The money is not for development costs but for the costs of getting the order in place. Interestingly it is not payment per community organisation, but […]

NPPF due in Budget Week

Has there been a hitch? The word on the street last week was that the NPPF would be issued on Budget day, Wednesday 21st. There were accompanying suggestions that the final draft was subject to comment from Treasury and BIS who were not happy. So on the Andrew Marr Show yesterday George Osborne announced that […]

Neighbourhood planning – Wave 5

With the headline ” New planning powers continue to be a hit with local communities”, DCLG has announced that Wave 5, a further 108 communities, have joined the 125 front runners using the new neighbourhood planning powers in the Localism Act 2011. This is a link to the map showing where they are. It has […]