Planning, building and the environment


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Latest news

  • Andrew Stunell: New green revolution needed to cut carbon emissions from existing buildings

    Andrew Stunell has today insisted that carbon reduction measures must be taken to "green-up" the country's existing housing stock to reduce its carbon footprint and save households considerable sums of money on their energy bills.

    • Added: 14 June 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Government plans release of public land to build 100,000 homes

    Housing Minister Grant Shapps has today announced Government plans to release enough public land to build as many as 100,000 new, much-needed homes and support as many as 25,000 jobs by 2015.

    • Added: 8 June 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Communities get power to protect green spaces

    People are to be given the ability to protect environmentally and locally important special green spaces, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and Environment Secretary Caroline Spelman announced today.

    • Added: 7 June 2011
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment

Latest speeches, statements and articles

  • Neighbourhood planning is an opportunity for councillors

    Article by Decentralisation Minister Greg Clark in The MJ.

    • Published: 9 June 2011
    • Article by The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP
  • Affordable Rent

    Written Ministerial Statement by Greg Clark, Decentralisation Minister, on the Affordable Homes Programme.

    • Published: 9 June 2011
    • Statement by The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP
  • Buildings and the Environment

    Written statement by Minister for Housing Grant Shapps on the Government's zero carbon policy.

    • Published: 17 May 2011
    • Statement by The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP

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