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Labour confirms plans to support small builders

Shadow Housing Minister Emma Reynolds has said Labour would require local authorities to include a higher proportion of small housing sites in their five year land supply to boost development activity by SMEs.

29 January, 2015
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'Watered-down' zero carbon standard heads to Lords

Last minute appeals to MPs to prevent the watering down of the zero carbon homes standard failed to achieve any amendment to the Government's Infrastructure Bill, which completed its passage through the House of Commons this week.

29 January, 2015
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Projects in 36 seaside towns win funding

The Government has announced a further £36m for projects in seaside communities, the largest round yet of allocations from its Coastal Communities Fund. This latest round will support projects in 36 seaside towns.

29 January, 2015
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Communities to call time on pub conversions

Communities will be able to step in to block permitted development rights for pub conversions more easily under plans announced by Communities Minister Kris Hopkins.

29 January, 2015
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No queues at London Mayor's Housing Bank

The London Mayor's £200m 'housing bank' has only attracted bids from three housing providers since its launch in September 2014, with the majority of these proposed homes not seen as deliverable before the initiative's March 2018 deadline.

22 January, 2015
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Legal challenge to affordable housing exemption policy

Two Berkshire councils have launched a legal challenge against new planning guidance that exempts small developments of fewer than 10 homes from Section 106 agreements for affordable housing contributions.

22 January, 2015
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