DISTRICT COUNCILS OUTLINE EMPHASIS ON NEW POWERS TO ENSURE DEVELOPERS BUILD OUT PERMITTED LAND IN RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT PLANNING CONSULTATION

DISTRICT COUNCILS OUTLINE EMPHASIS ON NEW POWERS TO ENSURE DEVELOPERS BUILD OUT PERMITTED LAND IN RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT PLANNING CONSULTATION District Councils, who are responsible for approving 90 per cent of  planning applications, and enabled almost half of all housing completions in the last year, have issued their response to the Government’s proposed reforms to…

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Districts dig in to deliver housebuilding revolution

Commenting on today’s publication of the Housing White Paper ‘Fixing the broken Housing Market’, Cllr Neil Clarke, chairman of the District Councils’ Network (DCN) said: “At last week’s DCN National Conference, Communities and Local Government Secretary, Sajid Javid, said districts would be at the heart of the White Paper and to realising the Government’s housebuilding…

Districts Delivering Growth

‘Districts Delivering Growth’ was the dominant theme of the DCN’s inaugural national conference – which was held at the Chesford Grange Hotel, Kenilworth from 2 to 3 February 2017. Since the Brexit referendum vote, economic growth has assumed even greater importance as the axis around which local government must pivot its activities. A week prior…