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Update 1/13

Date: 22/1/2013

The POS members' e-bulletin for January 2013 is now available: click here


Breaking News ...

... it seems a Conservative group of modernisers, backed by Cabinet Office Minister Francis Maude and Planning Minister Nick Boles, have recommended a raft of planning changes, including that villages are expanded by a third to solve Britain's housing crisis.

The group, called Bright Blue, says that those who don't own a home should be allowed to buy any piece of unprotected land and build on it. They also propose that homeowners should be given the right to build a one storey extension without planning permission, while councils should be forced to put aside new land for 3% growth in house building every year.  

Whilst not a government announcement the group is highly influential; watch this space! 

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