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Missing the target?

Missing the target?

In February the Government launched its Housing White Paper with the promise of a consultation on the way housing targets are calculated. This was welcome news: there is currently no single agreed method of calculating required housing numbers, and the system sees councils struggling to meet unrealistically high targets. But in a speech this week, Communities Secretary Sajid Javid gave the worrying impression that things are about to become much worse. The minister’s stated preference for building more houses in high demand areas could lead to a loss of protected land without addressing genuine housing need. 

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The big build

The big build

Roll up, roll up, the infrastructure circus has come to town. But were you invited?…

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Once more with feeling

Once more with feeling

From the moment the exit polls were announced last Thursday evening, the political drums have barely paused.  It’s pretty clear that this election has not brought the political stability the Prime Minister hoped for - but what does the result mean for CPRE?

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We cannot afford to go on like this

We cannot afford to go on like this

How developers are failing to provide the affordable housing they promise.

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Planning changes: making our views known

Planning changes: making our views known

We’ve now had time to fully digest a raft of proposed changes to the way…

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