local planning

  • September 7, 2019

    Lawyers from the environmental charity  ClientEarth have warned 100 local authorities across England that they will violate their legal obligations and risk legal challenge if they do not introduce proper climate change plans.

  • October 10, 2018

    As long as they had a 10 per cent deposit, in 1996 over 90 per cent of 25- to 34-year-olds would have been able to purchase a house in their area if they borrowed 4½ times their salary (the maximum that most lenders will now allow).By 2016, only around 60 per cent of young adults would have been able to borrow enough to buy even one of the cheapest homes in their area.

  • October 24, 2011

    Over 80 per cent of local authorities questioned in a new survey agree that more guidance is needed to help them accurately estimate local housing requirements.

  • February 20, 2011

    How much power can Nimbys be permitted to exercise over the long term well-being of their communities? Jill Segger says that 'localism' and the 'Big Society are actually obstacles to the building of the 'Good Society'