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  • Delivered direct to your door: Advice to make your home greener

    Communities Minister Andrew Stunell today outlined plans for the new scheme that will enable homeowners and tenants to receive tailored advice about how to make their homes greener and save money, delivered direct to their door.

    • Added: 28 January 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Localism Bill to hand power to the people gains support

    An historic bill to return power to councils and communities reversing decades of increasing central government control was given new backing today.

    • Added: 17 January 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Councils urged to make 2011 the year of the electric car

    The Government today outlined more support for green drivers to encourage greater use of electric and plug in hybrid vehicles.

    • Added: 3 January 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Pickles and Hammond to end the war on motorists

    Limits on car spaces for new homes and guidance encouraging higher parking charges are being abolished, ending the war on motorists.

    • Added: 3 January 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Shapps moves to stop bulldozers demolishing Ringo Starr's birthplace

    Housing Minister Grant Shapps today called for a temporary stop to the demolition of Ringo Starr's birthplace to ensure the people of Liverpool have a chance to have their say in what happens to the building.

    • Added: 31 December 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Planning paperwork to be radically cut back to help communities drive development

    A radical overhaul of planning policy cutting out thousands of unnecessary central instructions and putting communities at the heart of decision making, has been announced today by Decentralisation Minister Greg Clark.

    • Added: 21 December 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Andrew Stunell outlines plans to improve building regulations

    Communities Minister Andrew Stunell has today outlined a programme of work to improve the system of building regulation in England.

    • Added: 16 December 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Localism Bill starts a new era of people power

    A landmark bill that heralds a ground-breaking shift in power to councils and communities overturning decades of central government control was unveiled by Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles today.

    • Added: 13 December 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Six steps to return power to the people

    Six essential actions to create a new decentralised Britain where power once again belongs to the people, have been set out today by the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg and Decentralisation Minister Greg Clark.

    • Added: 13 December 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Planning power from Town Hall and Whitehall to local people

    Radical new planning reforms were announced today to hand powers down from Whitehall bureaucrats and down from Town Hall officials to communities so local people shape the character of the very neighbourhood in which they live.

    • Added: 6 December 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Stunell: Go online to go green

    Consumers looking to go green will now be able to see for themselves the significant impact that even small changes to their property can make, Communities Minister Andrew Stunell said today.

    • Added: 30 November 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Shapps welcomes publication of Kickstart assessments

    Housing Minister Grant Shapps today welcomed publication of key design assessments of the Kickstart housebuilding programme, describing their release as a necessary step in opening up Government records to the public.

    • Added: 26 November 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Shapps: We're lifting burdens from the backs of builders

    Housing Minister Grant Shapps today announced he is scrapping new proposals that could have cost developers thousands of pounds extra to build new homes, and pledged an overhaul of complicated building standards.

    • Added: 25 November 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Clark: Communities to share in the advantages of development

    New reforms will give more of the benefits of development to communities while providing more certainty for industry, Decentralisation Minister Greg Clark announced today.

    • Added: 18 November 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • New proposals for planning fees to make a fairer system

    Proposals for a fairer planning fees system are being set out today for consultation.

    • Added: 15 November 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Grant Shapps: New common sense code to build greener homes

    Housing Minister Grant Shapps today published an improved green rating for new homes that will help deliver the next generation of green properties.

    • Added: 11 November 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Andrew Stunell: Rights for travellers who play by the rules and protection for councils

    As part of a new fair deal for travellers and the settled community, Communities Minister Andrew Stunell today outlined plans for improved tenancy rights for travellers on authorised council sites.

    • Added: 11 October 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Greg Clark meets Big Society pioneers at Balsall Heath

    The network of local volunteers who transformed Balsall Heath in Birmingham are a national example of people power putting the Big Society into action, Decentralisation Minister Greg Clark said on a visit to the area today.

    • Added: 21 September 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Cutting red tape to give a green light for greener development

    The new Government is taking swift action to shorten and simplify environmental regulations so it is easier for developers to green-proof their building projects, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles said today.

    • Added: 9 August 2010
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Garden grabbing concerns raised by new figures

    New figures have today 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

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