April 17, 2018

RBKC has lost its bid to prevent the amalgamation of two properties into a single dwelling.

A west London council has lost its bid to prevent the amalgamation of two properties into a single dwelling over concerns about loss of housing in […]
April 16, 2018

living rooms of newly built homes in Britain ‘are nearly a third smaller’

The living rooms of newly built homes in Britain are nearly a third smaller than equivalent homes built in the 1970s, according to research that charts […]
April 16, 2018

Fancy a loo with a view

That’s the puns over with — promise.At barely 100 sq ft in size, the one-time lavatory block is too small to provide conventional accommodation but, subject […]
April 15, 2018

Havering council blocks 2,900-home scheme against officer advice

Plans for a 2,900-home development in north London have been thrown into doubt after they were rejected at a planning committee meeting last night, against a […]
April 13, 2018

Ban on housing benefit for 18- to 21-year-olds scrapped

The government has scrapped its year-old decision to bar 18- to 21-year-olds from receiving housing benefit amid fears the policy would drive an increase in youth […]
April 12, 2018

Council calls on residents to ‘Watch their Wasteline’

The council’s new refuse truck design with the catchy strapline – ‘Watch Your Wasteline’, is part of the Council’s efforts to reduce the amount of waste […]
April 11, 2018

PINS struggling to recruit new inspectors, says chief executive

The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) is experimenting with a new recruitment process for inspectors, with an emphasis on recruiting from a ‘wider pool of disciplines’, but could […]
April 11, 2018

A convenient house price rise

Half of a former converted public toilet in Surrey has gone back on the market with an asking price that’s a significant £45,000 higher than a […]
April 10, 2018

Planning reform

Sweeping reforms to the planning system announced today in the National Planning Policy Framework could put Sandleford Park near Wash Common, Newbury at risk of developers […]