Housing and planning

How can local authorities create healthy, sustainable neighbourhoods and ensure that there are enough high-quality homes for people?

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Elevating ESD targets in Planning Schemes

This briefing looks at current initiatives in NSW and Victoria to elevate environmentally sustainable development targets, including those for net zero carbon development in the planning system.

Australia Briefing
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Swift Read: How the pandemic is affecting council tenants and landlords

Rent arrears have risen among council tenants during the pandemic, but what are local authorities and arm’s length management organisations doing about it? This briefing analyses the effects of the pandemic on households claiming housing benefits and Universal Credit, and the solutions being adopted by some landlords.

England & Wales Briefing
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The housing market impact of non-household purchasing

Following the Irish Government’s response to the controversial transaction of standard houses in Maynooth, County Kildare in early May, this briefing reflects on the issues raised during the bulk purchasing debate and sets out relevant statistics regarding the trends in housing purchase.

Ireland Briefing
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Housing and planning round-up July 2021

Homelessness is the ‘big issue’ in this month’s housing and planning round-up, following claims that new legislation could criminalise rough sleepers. The round-up also looks at rent arrears, building safety, housing building and ‘pop-up’ campsites.

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing
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Giving the community a say, ‘Planning Vancouver Together’

Early 2019, a team of residents came together and spent six months discussing a new city-wide approach to planning. In July 2019 City of Vancouver council approved the approach and released the ‘Planning Vancouver Together (PVT) plan, a three-year programme to involve the community in the development of the city. The hope is that by…

Global Briefing
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Ireland’s new marine planning regime

This briefing examines the background and context of the framework and the future role of certain local authorities in the marine development consent process when the Marine Area Planning Bill becomes law.

Ireland Briefing
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Swift Read: Better housing, better health

Good housing is critical to people’s health and well-being. How can professionals in housing and public health work together to ensure that more people don’t just have somewhere to live, but the opportunity to become healthier?

England & Wales, Scotland Briefing