Housing

Housing guidance:

Introduction This archived Practice Note discusses the requirement in the National Planning Policy Framework as first published in 2012 (the 2012 NPPF) for housing...

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Affordable housing is housing provided to those who are struggling with their housing costs and whose housing needs are not met by the market. Affordable housing can take...

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This Practice Note: • discusses the development of the large scale private rented sector (PRS) • considers the Government’s incentive package for Build to Rent (BTR) in...

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What are the optional technical housing standards? In March 2015, following consultation on accessible design standards, the government issued policy in the form of a...

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This archived Practice Note discusses the requirement in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) as first published in 2012 (the 2012 NPPF) for local planning...

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The policy background In 2012, the original version of the National Planning Policy Framework (2012 NPPF) came into force in England. It required inter alia local...

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Self-build and custom housebuilding (SCH) is an important element of the government's planning strategy for housing. The purpose of the Self-build and Custom...

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Starter homes policy 2014 starter homes consultation In December 2014 the government first announced its intention to launch a new starter homes scheme, opening a...

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What is the vacant building credit? Under national planning policy in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), to support the re-use of brownfield land, where...

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Contents • Context • Overview of viability in planning • National planning policy and guidance • Viability assessments in practice • Appeals • Section 106 planning...

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