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  • Councils to get 100 per cent help to clear up after floods

    The Government has set out the help that it is giving to councils following the record breaking rainfall over recent weeks that has had a devastating effect on many parts of England.

    • Added: 10 July 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • New green building hub puts Britain centre stage of transition to low-carbon-future

    A new national construction centre will provide thousands of young people with the building skills they need to refurbish the nation's homes so they become greener and cheaper to run, Communities Minister Andrew Stunell has announced .

    • Added: 14 December 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Communities come together to show their enthusiasm for neighbourhood planning

    Communities came together on Monday 28 November 2011 to discuss how new planning powers are allowing them to shape the look and feel of their neighbourhoods.

    • Added: 1 December 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Urban green spaces set to grow

    Environment Minister Richard Benyon and Planning Minister Bob Neill have launched the Green Infrastructure Partnership, which will support the development of green networks in urban areas.

    • Added: 14 October 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Stunell and Neville kick off revolution in tackling carbon emissions

    Communities Minister Andrew Stunell today joined ex-footballer and sustainability campaigner Gary Neville in Sheffield to open a revolutionary 'carbon negative' office - a building that produces more energy than it consumes.

    • Added: 13 October 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Bob Neill: Trafford businesses are shaping their area's future

    Communities and Local Government minister Bob Neill met with business leaders and local government members in Trafford today to discuss how neighbourhood planning at Trafford Park can help to stimulate growth in the local area.

    • Added: 6 October 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Greg Clark meets with National Trust to discuss National Planning Policy Framework

    Planning Minister Greg Clark met with Fiona Reynolds of the National Trust as part of the draft National Planning Policy Framework consultation.

    • Added: 7 September 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Andrew Stunell visits low-carbon Coronation Street of the future

    Communities Minister Andrew Stunell has seen how Government plans to make existing homes warmer and cheaper to run could work on the Coronation Streets of the future.

    • Added: 19 July 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Planning and the Budget

    A 'Planning and the Budget' guide on how the 2011 budget will ensure the planning system does everything possible to support economic growth and sustainable development is available.

    • Added: 24 March 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Baroness Hanham sees greener homes of the future

    Communities Minister Baroness Hanham today saw first hand what the green homes of the future could look like.

    • Added: 2 March 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Baby Friendly Britain possible through neighbourhood planning - Greg Clark

    Parents who are behind ITV Daybreak's campaign to make a Baby Friendly Britain have a real chance of making a difference if they get involved in neighbourhood planning, Planning Minister Greg Clark has told the programme.

    • Added: 11 February 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • 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

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