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  • Independent panel to help government cut housebuilding red tape and boost growth

    Communities Minister Don Foster launched a new independent group of building industry experts on 31 October 2012, tasked with simplifying the mass of rules imposed on developers and housebuilders, to make them easier to understand and follow.

    • Added: 31 October 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Planning Inspectorate essential to new planning measures

    Planning Minister Nick Boles saw first hand how the work of the Planning Inspectorate is playing a vital role in new reforms and improvements of the planning system.

    • Added: 26 October 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • More Green Flag Awards for great local parks

    The Green Flag Awards are to continue as Communities Minister Don Foster announces that Keep Britain Tidy has been awarded the licence to run the scheme for the next five years.

    • Added: 25 October 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • British Virgin Islands flag flies at Eland House

    Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has raised the flag of the British Virgin Islands outside DCLG to mark St Ursula's Day - the patron saint of the Islands - and as part of the flag flying programme by the Department in this Jubilee year.

    • Added: 22 October 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Bill to boost growth and infrastructure goes before Parliament

    Legislation to support the aspirations of hard working people by reducing the bureaucratic barriers that stop British businesses from creating jobs has been introduced to Parliament on 18 October 2012 to support local jobs and local growth.

    • Added: 18 October 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Eric Pickles: Greater freedom for local councils to prevent unauthorised traveller sites

    Councils would be given greater freedom to stop unauthorised traveller sites being set up and prevent long, drawn-out stalemates like Dale Farm, under proposals announced by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.

    • Added: 10 October 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Mark Prisk: Handing power back to the people of Milton Keynes

    Milton Keynes residents will be given a much greater say over the future development of their town under new proposals published today by Housing Minister Mark Prisk.

    • Added: 2 October 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • Eric Pickles: Spirit of the Summer realised with relaxation of flag flying rules

    Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has today announced a liberalisation to the regime for flying flags, giving a boost to patriotic pride, after a Summer of success that has seen national and community spirit flying at an all-time high.

    • Added: 20 September 2012
    • Site: Planning, building and the environment
  • 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

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