Compulsory Purchase Orders Consultation

The Levelling-Up and Regeneration Bill contains a number of headline grabbing planning reforms including street votes for neighbourhood planning applications, a national infrastructure levy and the introduction of National Development Management Policies.

The Building Safety Act

The Building Safety Act 2022 was introduced to Parliament in July 2021 and received Royal Assent on 28 April 2022. The Act introduces a regime for ensuring the safety of buildings, in particular “higher-risk buildings” (as defined within the Act).

The Queen’s Speech – what’s on the horizon for the social housing sector?

On Tuesday 10 May 2022 the Queen’s Speech set out the Government’s proposed legislative changes for the forthcoming year. As ever, the housing sector was not immune from strident change and proposed reform – from extending regulatory oversight for social housing providers, the abolition of section 21 through to leasehold reform – there is plenty to keep us busy over the next parliamentary session!

Delivering First Homes

One of the key themes of the Levelling Up White Paper (Published in February 2022) concerns addressing the unmet need for social housing.  The White Paper acknowledges that the lack of supply of social housing is leaving people paying higher rents in the private market unable to save for their own homes.


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