Is scrapping housebuilding targets really as bad as it looks?

Gove's compromise with MPs is "a lot of the same" but is still likely to slow development
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Big councils lobbied for serviced office rates shake-up

Change of approach from VOA came shortly after letter was sent from six billing authorities
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Gove scraps housebuilding targets and weakens planning inspectors

Housing secretary agrees to "rebalance the planning system" after rebellion by backbench MPs

Landmark ruling offers certainty to hotels housing asylum seekers

The planning regime should not be a forum for political battles between central and local government

Labour promises more landlord licensing powers for councils

'A New Britain' report also suggests making housing a human right
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Property sector celebrates new fund option to prevent managers going offshore

Closed-ended funds would attract capital from pension funds and institutions, campaigners say

Gove floats land-banking crackdown to pacify housebuilding rebels

"Use it or lose it" powers could rescind developers' planning permission
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Cladding support for leaseholders in mid-rise buildings launched

60 buildings across England invited to apply for pilot scheme
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Croydon is far from "toxic" – it is experiencing unprecedented regeneration

The borough has had its setbacks but it has connectivity and affordability on its side