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Government announces plans to extend planning permissions
The Government have announced plans to allow planning permissions that would have been lost during lock down to be automatically extended. 
COVID-19: Further guidance on the planning system
The Government have recognised the inflexibility of the CIL payment regime and have announced that they will introduce amendments to the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010 to enable charging authorities to defer payments and temporarily disapply late payment interest.
New Emergency Permitted Development Rights to deal with Coronavirus
Order comes into effect to amend Permitted Development rights to allow local authorities and certain health service bodies to carry out development for dealing with emergencies.
First Homes: The known knowns and the known unknowns
The Government took many by surprise by announcing a new affordable housing product, called First Homes, at the end of last week.
Delivering homes fit for the future
Whatever the result of the UK General Election on 12 December, it is clear that meeting the challenge of climate change is going to present a significant strategic issue for Housing Associations.
Devonshires further expands Real Estate and Projects team
Devonshires appoints development and regeneration specialist, Hannah Langford, to their growing Real Estate and Projects team.
Mind the Gap: Review into build out of planning permissions for housing
A government review into the gap between housing completions and the amount of land allocated or permissioned is about to commence.
Court finds guidance on affordable housing planning obligations unlawful
The High Court has taken the unusual step of interfering with Government policy in West Berkshire District Council and another v Department for Communities and Local Government.