Tag: planning

How long does it take to get planning permission?

Image copyright PA Media The claim: A standard housing development takes an average of five years to go through the planning system. Verdict: Developments of more than 1,000 dwellings may take that long, but those are very large. The vast majority of developments are much smaller and do not take that long. Robert Jenrick, secretary of state for housing, communities… Read more →

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New homes to get ‘automatic’ permission in England planning shake-up

Image copyright Getty Images New homes and hospitals will be granted “automatic” permission to be built as part of sweeping planning reforms in England, the housing secretary says. Robert Jenrick announced a “permission in principle” will be given to developments on land designated “for renewal” to speed-up building. It comes after the PM pledged £5bn to “build, build, build”. Shelter… Read more →

Ikea planning to repay furlough payments

Image copyright Getty Images Ikea has said it is planning to repay salaries paid by governments around the world under furlough schemes. It is set to repay nine governments, including the US and Ireland. However, it does not include the UK as although the furniture chain furloughed 10,000 UK workers it did not claim back their salaries from the government.… Read more →