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  • Plan to boost British housebuilding, jobs and the economy

    On 6 September 2012, the Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister, alongside the Communities Secretary Eric Pickles, set out a major housing and planning package.

    • Added: 6 September 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Common sense planning reform to create more homes and boost the high street

    Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has approved a new measure that will increase the number of homes in town centres and help increase footfall on high streets.

    • Added: 1 September 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Cash boost for communties supporting neighbourhood planning

    New funding to help communities bring jobs and homes to their neighbourhood using improved planning powers was announced today by Planning Minister Greg Clark.

    • Added: 29 August 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Plans for thousands of homes unlocked by historic deal

    Plans for thousands of new homes that have been stuck on the drawing board for a decade are to finally get the go-ahead thanks to an historic deal reached between ministers, councillors and developers.

    • Added: 29 August 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Clamp down on illegal encampments

    Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has called on councils to clamp down on illegal encampments and to stop unauthorised traveller sites being set up.

    • Added: 28 August 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Planting the seeds for community grown food

    New, simple 'how to' advice to inspire communities to spot a plot of disused green spaces in their local area to use for food growing was published today by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

    • Added: 22 August 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Eric Pickles takes steps to kick-start stalled development

    Expert brokers will spearhead a fresh drive to get stalled housing deals up and running and builders back on moth-balled sites, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles announced today.

    • Added: 13 August 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Grant Shapps: UK's first self-build community to fast-track new homes

    Plans for the nation's first ever dedicated large-scale self building community were given the green light today by Housing Minister Grant Shapps.

    • Added: 7 July 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Next steps to improve the planning system and support sustainable development

    Further moves to simplify the planning system and make it more accessible to people in communities were set out today by Planning Minister Greg Clark.

    • Added: 3 July 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Andrew Stunell: Tighter checks to keep cowboy builders out

    New measures have been put in place to help protect people from cowboy builders Communities Minister Andrew Stunell has announced.

    • Added: 6 June 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Grant Shapps: Planning permission powers firmly in the hands of communities

    A radical new Right to Build will today put the power to grant planning permission firmly in the hands of communities, Housing Minister Grant Shapps will say today.

    • Added: 29 May 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Localism Act: Power shift to communities charges on

    The Government's revolution to hand power back to local communities reaches a major milestone as measures in the Localism Act come into force.

    • Added: 6 April 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Andrew Stunell: Tackling inequalities for Gypsy and Traveller communities

    Government commitments to tackle ingrained inequalities and promote fairness for Gypsy and Traveller communities have been unveiled in a report by Communities Minister Andrew Stunell.

    • Added: 4 April 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Andrew Stunell: New look energy advice will help homeowners save money on bills

    Prospective homeowners will be given better and clearer advice on making their new homes more eco-friendly, Communities Minister Andrew Stunell announced today.

    • Added: 2 April 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Up to £1 million to help communities shape the future of their high streets

    Planning Minister Greg Clark has revealed that £1 million will be made available to support the creation of high street neighbourhood plans that will help revitalise this crucial part of the local economy.

    • Added: 30 March 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • £420 million to support local infrastructure

    £420 million will be available through two routes to help communities deliver vital local infrastructure projects, Communities and Local Government Secretary Eric Pickles and Transport Secretary Justine Greening confirmed today.

    • Added: 29 March 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Planning reforms will deliver local growth with community support

    A new, simplified planning framework that better supports growth, puts unprecedented power into the hands of communities, and helps protect and enhance our natural and historic environment has been published by Planning Minister Greg Clark.

    • Added: 27 March 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • New rules to ensure fair play on planning

    Local Government Minister Bob Neill today published a radically streamlined planning policy that will ensure fair treatment of travellers in the planning system while respecting the interests of the settled community.

    • Added: 25 March 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Grant Shapps: Stalled building sites to get funding boost

    Over 200 stalled building projects will receive a share of a multi-million pound pot to get Britain building again, Housing Minister Grant Shapps has announced.

    • Added: 19 March 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • New planning powers continue to be a hit with communities

    More than 100 communities eager to trial new rights that give local people powers to bring jobs and homes to their area and shape development were announced today by Communities Minister Bob Neill.

    • Added: 5 March 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment

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