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The long-overdue Localism Bill has finally been published today, offering the necessary guidance new home developers have been looking for since the coalition government came into power in May and scrapped new homes targets.
Communities are to be given new rights to build affordable homes in their areas without planning permission, housing minister Grant Shapps has confirmed.
New home developments proposed by new Local Housing Trusts would need only to meet basic standards if they had the backing of 90% of local people.