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Our new blog post explains how high house prices aren't caused by high land values - and what that means for those who want to use land value capture as a way of solving the housing crisis. Read it now.
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Do you think the planning system is a lottery?

Are you confused as to how the council decides which applications to approve, and which to refuse?

Believe it or not, there is a process that the council are supposed to follow. Find out exactly what this is, and how you can use it to your advantage, in our latest Essential Guide.
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The government has introduced Brownfield Land Registers to try to speed up housing delivery on brownfield sites. Our Managing Director has written this article for Building Magazine explaining why they're not really working.
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Brownfield Land Registers are supposed to boost housing supply and encourage the redevelopment of brownfield sites. From what we can see so far, though, it doesn't look like they'll have any sort of impact. Find out why that's the case in our latest blog.
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It is critical requirement of national policy that councils have a big enough supply of housing land to meet their needs for the next five years. When they can't show that, the policies in their Local Plan become much harder to enforce.

But a recent decision by the courts might be about to make it easier for councils to prove they have that supply.

Our latest blog post explains why.
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Have the council published a draft Local Plan that doesn't include your site as an allocation? Don't panic - there's still things you can do. Our new post explains.
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In our latest blog post, we explain why the government's proposed new method for calculating housing need is flawed, and won't help address the housing crisis.
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Our Managing Director will speaking at the RICS North West conference next month to explain exactly what strategic land development is.

You can find out more details, including how to book, in the link.
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Wyre Council have published the first draft of their Local Plan. Our latest blog post summarises its impacts and explains how it could help you secure planning permission.
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Cheshire East Council have adopted a new Local Plan which will guide development in the borough until 2030.

We've produced a simple infographic which reveals all the key numbers you need to know.
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