Biodiversity net gain (BNG) refers to the concept of leaving the natural environment in a better state than before and in a manner that provides lasting benefits. It is hoped that the current loss of biodiversity through development will cease, and ecological networks restored.
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A key part of the Levelling Up agenda is to enable better digital connectivity across the country, including 5G coverage for the majority of the population.
New homes and buildings in England will have to produce significantly less CO2 under new rules announced by the…
New rules allowing blocks of flats to be extended upwards by two storeys to create new homes together with limited associated works, without the need for planning permission come into force on 1 August. This will only apply to purpose-built, detached blocks of flats built after 1 July 1948 and before 5 July 2018.
The government announced an update to The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended) (GPDO) in June 2020. The changes is to allow development to assist in supporting the Government’s economic renewal package following the coronavirus outbreak.
The Prime Minister has unveiled radical changes to the planning system as part of his plans to “build, build, build” the UK out of the coronavirus crisis. The changes are intended both to keep the construction sector active and to keep a supply of new homes to address the country’s long standing shortage.
The government has made reforms to the planning system to help local authorities determine how many, where and what type of new homes should be built as it seeks to deliver on its ambition to build 300,000 new homes each year from the mid-2020s.