The Housing Delivery Test was supposed to help ensure enough new homes were being built - but the publication of the first set of results shows that the approach is flawed, as we explain in Housing Today.
The Housing Delivery Test was introduced by the government in 2018 with the aim of helping boost housing supply. March 2019 saw the first set of results published - and they're something of a mixed bag.
The Housing Delivery Test was introduced in the summer of 2018 with the explicit aim of boosting the supply of new homes. This post explains how it intends to do that - and how well it is working so far.
When talking about development, we often use terms like brownfield, greenfield and Green Belt to describe sites. Yet their meaning - at least in a planning sense - might not be as straightforward as it appears.
The housing crisis could be solved so long as we can find a way to push down land values, right? As attractive as that may sound, it gets the problem backwards - we explain why and what that means for policy,
What is land banking? How could it be affecting the housing crisis? And does it really happen? Paul Smith, managing director of The Strategic Land Group, explains in this article for Building Magazine.
A crucial role for councils is to identify enough land to deliver the number of new homes they need as part of the Local Plan process. This post explains exactly how they choose which sites should be developed.
There's a lot to think about when you're trying to decide if your site has development potential - but here are three simple checks that will help you decide whether your site is worth investigating further.
Planning applications for residential development are often justified by saying that the council doesn’t have a “five year supply of housing land.” But what does that mean exactly? And why is it so critical?
'Sustainable development' is described as the 'golden thread' running through planning policy in England. Development which is sustainable is presumed to be acceptable - but what exactly does that mean?
It’s that time of year when the Campaign to Protect Rural England publishes statistics about development in the Green Belt and loudly proclaims that it is under siege from developers. But is that really true?
Developers are often accused of restricting the supply of homes to boost profits - and causing the housing crisis. Such accusations of 'land banking' resurface every few months, but does it really happen?
If only we could bring the huge number of empty homes back into use, we're told, the housing crisis would be soled. But is bringing them back into use realistic? And will it even help the housing crisis?
The Strategic Land Group have entered into a new Land Promotion Agreement with the owners of a 3.2 acre site in Penyffordd, Flintshire in North Wales. The site will be promoted for housing development.