2010 Policy Round Ups
Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, has called for unnecessary signs, railings, and bollards to be removed in a bid to make streets tidier and safer.
New figures show that the percentage of new homes built on previously residential land (including back gardens) has increased to 25 per cent, up 14 percentage points since 1997. The government has recently changed the planning rules to prevent unwanted ‘garden grabbing'.
201 MPs have signed a Parliamentary motion which urges the government to deal with the local proposals made under the Sustainable Communities Act in the last Parliament.
Communities Secretary, Eric Pickles, has announced government action to shorten and simplify environmental regulations for developers. These include replacing four sets of rules about Environmental Impact Assessments with one set of regulations.