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TCPA launches attack on brownfield

The TCPA has published a pamphlet which says there are 10 popular misconceptions about garden cities, launches an attack on brownfield-first and denies it supports long-standing garden city principles like low density.
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Mixed messages from Labour

Shadow planning minister Roberta Blackman-Woods has called for a new generation of garden cities but upset the Federation of Master Builders by apparently calling for reintroduction of brownfield-first.
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Neo-liberals attack brownfield

A report by the Institute of Economic Affairs attacks an alleged belief that "brownfield development can solve our housing crisis" as one of 10 myths about cost of living.
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More remediation help urged

A new report urges more Government help for land remediation and a range of other policy measures to increase brownfield house building.
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Islington wins very limited office protection

The Government has only granted Islington Borough Council very limited relief from loss of its office employment space to housing.
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Amber light for planning says RICS

The Institution wants a new class of land - amberfield - on which local planning authorities would be forced to ensure housing development took place within five years.
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Planners will have to manage sustainable drainage

A Government consultation is proposing that sustainable drainage systems for new developments should be dealt with by the planning system.
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Benn reticent on brownfield-first

The shadow communities secretary says we need a stronger brownfield policy but was unwilling to say what in advance of Labour's Lyons Review. He had much to say about the importance of land releases to meet a "housing crisis" for young families, however.
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lockedBrownfield consultation promised

The Government has promised a consultation on planning permission for English brownfield sites.
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Haringey bids for housing zone

Haringey Borough Council has put in a bid for Tottenham Hale in response to the call for London housing zones.
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