New changes to permitted development rights could lead to essential services in local communities being “wiped out”, the RTPI has warned.
The new planning gateway one regulations, aimed at improving fire safety for high rise residents have come into effect this week.
85% of new homes in England and Wales received an EPC rating of A or B between April and June 2021, government figures have revealed.
The £3.7m Respite Rooms Trial Programme will fund accommodation and support for rough sleepers who have experienced violence and abuse.
Spending an extra £82m a year on top of existing commitments will be key to ending rough sleeping by 2024, says the Kerslake Commission.
Recent changes to PDRs appear to “fatally undermine” councils’ ability to shape their communities, the HCLG Committee has warned.
The announcement, made during the second reading of the Building Safety Bill, has been cautiously welcomed by leaseholders.
The changes place greater emphasis on quality design and aim to give local communities a greater say in planning decisions.
ASB Awareness Week aims to bring together housing providers, emergency services and community groups to discuss how to tackle rising ASB.
Michelle Binfield will co-ordinate London’s efforts to secure long-term accommodation for rough sleepers starting this August.