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01.04.20 – Planning Inspectorate Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update
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31.03.20 – After the virus let’s replace temporary fixes with permanent housing solutions
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30.03.20 – New Permanent Secretary at the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government
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27.03.20 – UK housing market put on hold after plea from banks
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26.03.20 – Why councils may struggle to meet the government’s new local plan deadline
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23.03.20 – We must build green to meet the housing shortage
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20.03.20 – COVID-19 outbreak – councillor guidance
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20.03.20 – Jenrick urged to relax local government committee rules to allow council decision-making to continue
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19.03.20 – Almost 100 housing academics call on government to ‘prevent human catastrophe’ over coronavirus
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18.03.20 – Jenrick announces coronavirus law to ban eviction of tenants
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17.03.20 – The sector must find a way of managing in the impending coronavirus chaos
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16.03.20 – Robert Jenrick reaffirms support for councils in their coronavirus response
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13.03.20 – Robert Jenrick letter to the Mayor of London
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12.03.20 – Robert Jenrick plans for the future to get Britain building
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11.03.20 – Budget 2020: the housing bits of Sunak’s speech in full
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10.03.20 – Budget 2020: ‘First-time buyers need more help’
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09.03.20 – Housing Minister’s speech to the Planning Inspectorate
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04.03.20 – The Times view on green belt development: Housing Benefit
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03.03.20 – We must make the case for the right funding levels across the entire country
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29.02.20 – When governments sell out to developers, housing is no longer a human right
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28.02.20 – Leasehold property buyers ‘misled by developers’
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27.02.20 – Housing secretary says ministers will enact ‘almost all’ of Beauty Commission’s recommendations
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25.02.20 – Housing crisis: Where are the most new homes being built?
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24.02.20 – Planning White Paper ‘could see developers facing more onerous design standards and build-out charges’
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22.02.20 – Help to Buy dream could become a nightmare for thousands of homeowners
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21.02.20 – Rebecca Long-Bailey challenges rivals on housing as Labour race gets personal
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20.02.20 – Councils say 1m homes given go-ahead but not yet built
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17.02.20 – Why First Homes will not create the additionality needed to solve the housing crisis
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16.02.20 – Discounted housing scheme out of reach of most first-time buyers
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15.02.20 – New housing minister Christopher Pincher needs to tackle these issues
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14.02.20 – Who is new housing minister Christopher Pincher?
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13.02.20 – Esther McVey sacked as housing minister in reshuffle
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11.02.20 – Johnson backs High Speed Two project in full
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11.02.20 – £5bn fund to transform towns in boost for cycling and bus travel
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10.02.20 – Boris Johnson to repay the north by approving HS2
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07.02.20 – Jenrick unveils plans for ‘First Homes’ with £100,000 discounts
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06.02.20 – Election result and Brexit ‘set to speed up infrastructure decisions’, says MHCLG official
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05.02.20 – Planners not obliged to consider visual impact when assessing green belt openness, Supreme Court rules
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04.02.20 – Why are Britain’s new-builds all so ugly?
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03.02.20 – Brexit sparks housing boom in capital, with estate agents reporting highest buyer interest in 15 years
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01.02.20 – Local councils face showdown with housing minister as he threatens to strip them of planning powers
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01.02.20 – Is housing design and planning safe in the Tories’ hands?
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30.01.20 – Housing Secretary: beautiful homes should become ‘norm’
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29.01.20 – More affordable housing ‘should be built in national parks’
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27.01.20 – The Thinkhouse Review: is co-living a housing solution for vulnerable older people?
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26.01.20 – Boris bounce: find out how the election has moved house prices near you
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25.01.20 – New homes that conform to local residents’ ideas of beauty to be fast-tracked through planning system
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22.01.20 – What do we want from the Mayor when it comes to housing?
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21.01.20 – New UK housing ‘dominated by roads’
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20.01.20 – It will take more than building homes to solve the housing crisis
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20.01.20 – Build HS2 in full, bosses demand
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19.01.20 – Serious design flaws in many housing estates, report claims

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17.01.20 – Ministers promise to revamp and expand Housing Infrastructure Fund

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16.01.20 – What the new London Plan’s housing targets will mean for boroughs’ housing land supplies
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16.01.20 – Tory social housing gap is so big it could house every homeless person in the country
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15.01.20 – 2020 vision: what lies in store for housing this year
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14.01.20 – Government announces £8 million cash boost for vibrant new communities
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13.01.20 – The case for … never demolishing another building
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11.01.20 – UK ‘Class war’ rages over Government’s housing policy
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10.01.20 – ‘Absurd’ leasehold pricing should stop, say campaigners
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09.01.20 – Helping the homeless, innovation and cheaper parking can save Britain’s high streets, insists Housing Secretary
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07.01.20 – UK house price affordability worsens over past decade
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06.01.20 – Number of major residential schemes approved in England falls by ten per cent
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05.01.20 – The Guardian view on the UK housing crisis: no plan to fix it
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03.01.20 – Labour derides ‘puny’ £4m fund to tackle rogue landlords
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02.01.20 – The new MPs who may affect the housing sector
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24.12.19 – Nine key planning pledges in the Queen’s Speech
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19.12.19 – Queen’s Speech: Delivering fairer, more affordable homes for buyers and renters
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19.12.19 – The National Federation of Builders welcomes Queen’s Speech plans to increase planning certainty
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18.12.19 – Khan agrees to cut London Plan housing targets but stands firm on green belt
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16.12.19 – Why we must collectively hold this government to account on housing
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13.12.19 – Tory 2019 election victory: Seven key planning promises made by the party
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13.12.19 – General election 2019: housing sector reacts to Conservative majority
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