13 Mar 2018|Policy

What Does “Affordable Housing” Mean Now?

The draft changes to the NPPF are a response to what the Government has acknowledged is a housing “crisis”. That is why the amended definition [...]

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08 Mar 2018|Policy

Planning Practice Guidance on Viability – The RICS Wins but the Mayor Gets Naming Rights

Did you hold out much hope that the Government’s long-awaited Planning Practice Guidance for Viability would finally clear the thickets, bringing both light and [...]

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28 Sep 2016|Policy

Small sites exemption generates inevitable conflicting decisions

It was bound to happen. The Government’s decision to re-impose a ten unit threshold, below which contributions towards affordable housing should not be sought, was [...]

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