Planning applications will have to show how they help meet Scotland’s ambitious targets to cut emissions to net zero by 2045 to get approval.

Communities will be transformed with new schools, health services and transport links to support the delivery of thousands of new homes.

The Building Back Britain Commission has advised the government that a ‘radical rethink’ on housing delivery is needed.

The government has announced that £66 million will provide safe and warm accommodation over winter for rough sleepers.

The Social Market Foundation has said that giving local residents a greater say over proposed construction in their area could help fix the UK’s housing crisis.

Innovative digital tools to help local people have their say in the planning process will be trialled in 13 areas across England.

BEIS campaign aims to improve heating in rented properties

£4.3 million of funding targets 100,000 engagements with the worst performing properties

Boroughs have declared a new plan to achieve net zero across all London properties , which could result in massive environmental benefits.

Only two in five young people expect to stay in the countryside over the next five years as a result of poor public transport and a lack of affordable housing.

New research from housing charity Shelter has shown that the health of one in five renters in England is being harmed by poor housing.

Councils should be given the powers and funding to build 100,000 social homes for rent each year, says the Local Government Association.

Thousands of new homes will be built on underused and derelict land to regenerate local areas and help people onto the property ladder.

NICE has produced a new draft guideline to increase the access people experiencing homelessness have to health and social care services.

Up to £50 million will be given to councils to build housing infrastructure which will help deliver new homes across Scotland.

The Environmental Industries Commission has proposed a new ‘greenfield surcharge’ to encourage future brownfield development.

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