Housing and planning

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  • The Building Safety Bill

    This briefing updates members on the progress, content and policy implications of the Building Safety Bill, an important part of the legislative response to the Grenfell fire.

  • Local Government and Net Zero

    This briefing outlines the key findings and policy implications of the National Audit Office’s recent value for money report on achieving net zero.

  • The Social Housing White Paper

    Overview

    The long delayed Social Housing White Paper was published on 17 November 2020 and is part of government’s response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy. It maps out the future for social housing regulation and is predominantly focussed on consumer protection and redress. While the paper’s promised regulatory reform has been broadly well received, it does not offer a vision of what a modern social housing infrastructure should look like, nor does it address the biggest challenge in social housing; a chronic undersupply of social homes.

    Key points

  • The Social Housing White Paper

    Overview

    The long delayed Social Housing White Paper was published on 17 November 2020 and is part of government’s response to the Grenfell Tower tragedy. It maps out the future for social housing regulation and is predominantly focussed on consumer protection and redress. While the paper’s promised regulatory reform has been broadly well received, it does not offer a vision of what a modern social housing infrastructure should look like, nor does it address the biggest challenge in social housing; a chronic undersupply of social homes.

    Key points

  • Planning for the Future

    In August 2020, the government published its White Paper ‘Planning for the Future’ which proposes radical reforms to town planning in England, replacing the existing system introduced in 1947. The government consultation ran for 12 weeks, closing on 29 October 2020.

  • Short-Term Lets in London

    The current regulatory environment does not provide local authorities with the powers they need to enforce against breaches of short-term letting rules. This briefing examines the challenges resulting from the rapid and uncontrolled growth of short-term letting in London and sets out the key points in London Councils’ response.