The National Planning Policy Framework is a key part of the government’s reforms to make the planning system less complex and more accessible. It vastly simplifies the number of policy pages about planning.
UK Parliament Research briefings. This page provides access to research briefings produced by the Libraries of the House of Commons and House of Lords and the Parliamentary Office of Science and Technology (POST). You can find research briefings by sorting by date, type, or one of 350 topics. Pick your options from the dropdown menus.
Making the planning system work more efficiently and effectively. Sometimes planning decisions can take too long. This can slow down or prevent people building new homes, creating new places and bringing disused or neglected land and buildings back into productive use.
Improving the rented housing sector We have: -given social landlords more flexibility on the types of tenancies they can offer, while protecting existing tenants’ rights -given local councils the power to manage their housing waiting lists -made it easier for social tenants to move within the social sector by introducing a national home swap scheme HomeSwap Direct -allowed local authorities to end the main homelessness duty in the private rented sector, without requiring the applicant’s…
The government is helping local councils and developers work with local communities to plan and build better places to live for everyone. This includes building affordable housing, improving the quality of rented housing, helping more people to buy a home, and providing housing support for vulnerable people. https://www.gov.uk/government/topics/housing
The Centre for Housing Policy (CHP) is one of Europe's leading centres for housing and social policy research. CHP has a twenty-year record of academically excellent and policy-relevant research, with measurable impacts on policy and services.
Housing policy: a fundamental review Providing a new framework and direction for sustainable and progressive housing policy. The primary purpose of housing policy must be to provide secure, decent, affordable homes for the whole population. But too few homes have been built to meet rising demographic needs, with the result that demand has outstripped supply, and rents and asset prices have inflated beyond the means of ordinary families.
Planning and building. The government has simplified the planning system so councils have the freedom to make decisions in the best interests of their area. Councils and communities should be central to a system that achieves socially, environmentally and economically sustainable development.
Stephen Williams announces plans to simplify housing standards. Government plans will make it easier and cheaper to build homes to a high standard, Communities Minister Stephen Williams said today (13 March 2014). Currently, house builders face a myriad of different standards to implement each time they build new homes in an area - with the standards imposed varying between areas, and often leading to duplication and even contradiction.