new homes, construction, planning, district councils, growth

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…

new homes, construction, planning, district councils, growth

District Councils’ Network responds to provisional local government finance settlement 2017/18

In response to today’s provisional local government finance settlement, Cllr Neil Clarke, chairman of the District Councils’ Network (DCN) said: “The New Homes Bonus (NHB) scheme has provided a powerful and popular growth incentive in localities, enabling councils to grant more planning permissions, making development more acceptable for local communities – which have seen the…