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  • Garden cities: reshaping the ideas of the past for the 21st century

    Housing Minister Grant Shapps writes in the Guardian that much can be learned from Ebeneezer Howard in helping to solve the housing shortage.

    • Added: 19 September 2011
    • Article by The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP
  • A democratic design for the future of Britain's communities

    The Secretary of State writes in the Guardian on why the country needs planning reforms.

    • Added: 14 September 2011
    • Article by The Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP
  • Planning reforms boost local power and growth

    The Secretary of State and the Chancellor write for the Financial Times stating that the planning reforms are key to the economic recovery.

    • Added: 4 September 2011
    • Article by The Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP
  • Reforming planning for future generations

    The new draft National Planning Policy Framework that I published for consultation last week reduces over 1,000 pages of documentation to just 52 - anyone interested in planning can now be fully familiar with national policy.

    • Added: 5 August 2011
    • Article by The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP
  • Affordable Homes Programme 2011-15

    Written Ministerial Statement by Housing Minister Grant Shapps announcing the outcomes of the invitation for proposals for Affordable Rent under the Government's Affordable Homes Programme for 2011-15.

    • Added: 14 July 2011
    • Statement by The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP
  • The Prince's Foundation's Natural House launch

    Speech by Housing Minister, Grant Shapps, at the launch of the Prince's Foundation's 'Natural House' at the Building Research Establishment

    • Added: 28 June 2011
    • Speech by The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP
  • Government Response to the Communities and Local Government Committee's report: Abolition of Regional Spatial Strategies

    A written ministerial statement on the Government response to Abolition of Regional Spatial Strategies.

    • Added: 23 June 2011
    • Statement by The Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP
  • A New Settlement for Planning

    Speech by Rt Hon Greg Clark MP, Minister for Decentralisation and Planning to RTPI Planning Convention

    • Added: 14 June 2011
    • Speech by The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP
  • Neighbourhood planning is an opportunity for councillors

    Article by Decentralisation Minister Greg Clark in The MJ.

    • Added: 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.

    • Added: 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.

    • Added: 17 May 2011
    • Statement by The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP
  • Flag Institute Spring Meeting 2011

    Speech by Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government, Eric Pickles, to the annual Flag Institute Spring Meeting.

    • Added: 14 May 2011
    • Speech by The Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP
  • Unpublished research reports: Building and the environment

    Written Ministerial Statement by Grant Shapps, Minister for Housing and Local Government, on research projects commissioned by the previous administration.

    • Added: 10 May 2011
    • Statement by The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP
  • Home Builders Federation Annual Lunch 2011

    Speech by Housing Miniter Grant Shapps to the Home Builders Federation Annual Lunch 2011.

    • Added: 10 May 2011
    • Speech by The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP
  • Government is serious about zero carbon

    Article by Communities Minister Andrew Stunell for Inside Housing.

    • Added: 6 May 2011
    • Article by Andrew Stunell OBE MP
  • Grand Designs Live 2011: The Big Debate - Self-build hits the mainstream

    Speech by Housing Minister Grant Shapps at Grand Designs Live about how self build should become a mainstream housing option and how Government will play its part by making available publicly owned land for use by ordinary people to build their own homes.

    • Added: 3 May 2011
    • Speech by The Rt Hon Grant Shapps MP
  • Planning for Growth

    Written ministerial statement by Minister of State for Decentralisation, Mr. Greg Clark, on planning for growth.

    • Added: 23 March 2011
    • Statement by The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP
  • Confederation of British Industry Annual Dinner 2011

    Speech by Secretary of State Eric Pickles at the Confederation of British Industry Annual Dinner 2011.

    • Added: 21 March 2011
    • Speech by The Rt Hon Eric Pickles MP
  • London Thames Gateway Development Corporation

    Written ministerial statement by Bob Neill, announcing that the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation's planning functions in the London Riverside area will be returned to London boroughs of Barking and Dagenham, Havering, and for part of Newham.

    • Added: 7 March 2011
    • Statement by Bob Neill MP
  • Local Planning for Sustainable Development

    Minister Greg Clark speaks at the Campaign to Protect Rural England Annual Lecture.

    • Added: 10 February 2011
    • Speech by The Rt Hon Greg Clark MP

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