DISTRICT COUNCILS RESPOND TO GOVERNMENT PLANNING SHAKE-UP

DISTRICT COUNCILS RESPOND TO GOVERNMENT PLANNING SHAKE-UP Responding to the proposed shake-up of planning laws set out by the Housing Secretary, Robert Jenrick, Cllr Mark Crane, District Councils’ Network lead member for stronger economies, said: “Getting the country building desperately-needed homes again will be a vital part of the national recovery from coronavirus, and district…

DISTRICT COUNCILS RESPOND TO SHELTER REPORT

DISTRICT COUNCILS RESPOND TO SHELTER REPORT Responding to research by Shelter warning of the homelessness fears private renting parents face as a result of the coronavirus, Cllr Tom Beattie, Vice Chair of the District Councils’ Network, said: “As our own research has shown, almost half a million households are at high risk of becoming homeless…

HOUSEBUILDING SLOW-DOWN COULD LEAVE COMMUNITIES WITHOUT SAY OVER NEW DEVELOPMENTS, COUNCILS WARN

HOUSEBUILDING SLOW-DOWN COULD LEAVE COMMUNITIES WITHOUT SAY OVER NEW DEVELOPMENTS, COUNCILS WARN A slow-down in house-building due to the coronavirus crisis could see councils unfairly penalised, and communities denied a say in new developments under current planning rules, a new survey by the District Councils’ Network warns today. With construction on new homes almost coming…