MPA welcomes revised NPPF

The Mineral Products Association (MPA) has welcomed the publication of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) on the 24th July, which recognises that a sufficient supply of minerals is essential to provide the infrastructure, buildings, energy and goods that society... View Article

RICS makes an initial response to revised NPPF

Tony Mulhall, RICS Associate Director: The revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) and Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) attempts to give greater clarity to the planning process, and aims to clarify planning burdens earlier in the process rather than during applications... View Article

RIBA responds to revised National Planning Policy Framework

The Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) makes an initial response to the publication of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) by the Government yesterday, 24 July 2018. RIBA President Ben Derbyshire says: “The RIBA’s welcomes the publication of the revised National... View Article

Reaction to revised NPPF from law firm TLT

Katherine Evans, Partner and Head of Planning, commented: “There are a lot of changes to the revised NPPF in the government’s responses. “Looking at paragraph 67, it appears that “small sites” have changed to “small and medium sized sites” and... View Article

Assael Architecture welcomes revised NPPF

Award-winning London-based architecture practice Assael has welcomed the government’s revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) that look to guarantee that new homes coming forward are designed to a high standard. Felicie Kirkler, director at Assael, said: “We welcome... View Article

Planners respond to revised NPPF

The Government today launched the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) was asked by the Government to lead on the consultation among its members after the Prime Minister launched the new draft at an event... View Article

CPRE reaction: National Planning Policy Framework

Matt Thomson, Head of Planning at the Campaign to Protect Rural England, said: “Rather than delivering ‘what communities want’ as it claims to promise, the new planning rulebook and its new ‘housing delivery test’ will result in almost all local... View Article

Landlords bracing themselves for more regulation

Patrick Mooney, news editor of Housing Management & Maintenance looks at whether new legislation affecting private landlords is likely to help or hinder the housing crisis? There was a time when the Conservatives saw the private rented sector as an... View Article

BSRIA welcomes new housing minister

BSRIA has welcomed the announcement of Kit Malthouse as the new Housing Minister as part of the Prime Minister’s reshuffle to her cabinet. He has replaced Dominic Raab after just six months and becomes the eighth housing minister since 2010.... View Article

RIBA comments on the new Housing Minister

RIBA President Ben Derbyshire says: “The RIBA looks forward to working with Kit Malthouse MP in his new role. At a time when the country faces a critical housing crisis, there are few roles in government that can have as much of... View Article

Another week, another Housing Minister, says FMB

Commenting on the announcement that Kit Malthouse MP is the new Housing Minister, Brian Berry, Chief Executive of the FMB, said: “Another week, another Housing Minister. The industry has long bemoaned the turnstile approach to this crucial role but the pace... View Article

Has the golden goose finished laying golden eggs?

With some private landlords leaving the sector, Patrick Mooney, news editor of Housing Management & Maintenance explores the issues. The housing phenomenon since the turn of the century has to be the rampant growth of the private rented sector, but... View Article