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The Government set out plans today to make it easier for builders to understand what standards are expected of them and to ensure buildings comply with high standards of safety and sustainability.
The Government is today making £3m available to help areas hit hardest by the recession find creative ways to reduce the negative impact empty shops are having on the high street, announced Communities Secretary John Denham.
Affordable rural homes in thousands of newly designated 'protected' areas will be safeguarded for future generations of first time buyers under new provisions announced by Housing Minister Ian Austin today.
Written statement by Housing and Planning Minister John Healey on eco-towns and zero carbon homes.
Speech by Minister for Housing and Planning, Margaret Beckett, at the Park City Conference held by CABE and Natural England.
Speech by Communities Secretary Hazel Blears at an event held by the Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (CABE) to launch their Sustainable Cities initiative.