Planning permission should be revoked from land-bankers, says report

Land owners could soon lose planning permission on projects which take too long to be completed. A report conducted by local think-tank Localis has suggested that councils should be given the powers to retrospectively remove planning permission after a certain period of inactivity, so more homes actually get built. According to planningresource.co.uk, it was also…

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Homeowners in Wales forced to consider environment when building extensions

Welsh property owners that add extensions to their homes will have have to consider environmentally-friendly regulations under new government plans, reports walesonline.co.uk. Housing Minister Carl Sargeant says that anyone extending their homes will soon be expected to meet “improved fabric standards” for walls, roofs and floors along with “consequential” energy efficiency improvements. The announcement could…

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