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  • Baroness Hanham visits Manchester regeneration projects

    Communities Minister Baroness Hanham opened a new wing on 20 January 2011 at the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester, which has benefited from £2m from the European Regional Development Fund to redevelop the building.

    • Added: 25 January 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Andrew Stunell: Farmers should be able to offer affordable homes on the farm

    Councils should look to amend their existing planning policies to make it easier for disused farm buildings to be converted into affordable homes said Communities Minister Andrew Stunell.

    • Added: 18 October 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Government to axe paperwork to help save trees

    Proposals to prune tree preservation paperwork down to size were announced by Communities Minister Bob Neill as part of the Government's pledge to cut red tape and reduce burdens for individuals and local government.

    • Added: 28 September 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Shapps: Stop hindering help for the homeless with bureaucracy

    In his first visit to Birmingham as Housing Minister, Grant Shapps heard from people on the frontline in the fight against homelessness how the most vulnerable in society can be best protected while the Government works to tackle the deficit.

    • Added: 24 September 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Bob Neill confirms new jobs, homes and a new town centre

    Thousands of new jobs and new homes are expected to accompany a new £600 million town centre for Canning Town in the Thames Gateway, announced Minister for Thames Gateway Bob Neill.

    • Added: 20 September 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Cutting red tape to give a green light for greener development

    Developers will find it easier to make their building projects greener as Communities Secretary Eric Pickles announced government action to shorten and simplify environmental regulations.

    • Added: 9 August 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Free mapping data will plot route to innovation

    Local Government Minister Grant Shapps has hailed a new agreement between the Government and all public bodies that will allow them to use national mapping data for free.

    • Added: 6 August 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • 'Garden grabbing' concerns raised by new figures

    New figures have laid bare concerns over the dramatic increase in the number of 'gardens grabbed' for development in the last 12 years.

    • Added: 5 August 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Eric Pickles lays the foundations for 1,600 new homes

    Communities Secretary Eric Pickles visited Woolston, Southampton and laid the foundations for 1,600 new and affordable homes as part of a major redevelopment of the Quays.

    • Added: 28 July 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Positive planning for new free schools

    New planning principles for councils to consider when determining planning applications for school developments with local support were published ahead of the Royal Assent of the Academies Bill.

    • Added: 27 July 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Grant Shapps meets Essendon's junior architects with designs on their village

    Housing Minister Grant Shapps this week visited Essendon, the birthplace for his vision for protecting rural villages for generations to come.

    • Added: 23 July 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Clark and Stunell prepare to bust some barriers

    Communities ministers Greg Clark and Andrew Stunell heard first-hand the problems community groups and social enterprises face in reaching their full potential from people working at the heart of these organisations during a 'barrier busting' event.

    • Added: 21 July 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Government first as London Assembly questions Bob Neill

    Local government minister Bob Neill has become the first minister to appear before London Assembly since its establishment a decade ago.

    • Added: 21 July 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Baroness Hanham maps the progress of Government transparency

    The national mapping agency is the pioneer in a new era of information transparency by Government, Communities Minister Baroness Hanham said today.

    • Added: 16 July 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • CLG puts real time energy use online

    The public can now go online and see Communities and Local Government's energy use for the first time.

    • Added: 13 July 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Council workers to help in radical plan to cut red tape

    A radical plan to banish nonsense red tape and repeal unnecessary laws was unveiled by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles today.

    • Added: 7 July 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Planning quango closes

    A new democratic, fast track system for decision making on major infrastructure projects to support the UK's return to economic growth was confirmed today by Decentralisation Minister Greg Clark.

    • Added: 29 June 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Bob Neill set outs the future of local planning

    Planning Minister Bob Neill called on the planning profession to lead the revolution to put power back into the hands of local people.

    • Added: 24 June 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Scrapping regional bureaucracy will save millions

    Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles is to close down a regional bureaucracy which had been costing £16m a year.

    • Added: 17 June 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Shapps gives more power to councils to solve local problems with shared homes

    Housing Minister Grant Shapps is handing over more power to councils so they can manage high concentrations of shared housing in their area, without putting off landlords from renting the homes people need.

    • Added: 17 June 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment

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