New Government Money to Build Homes Stalled by Planning

New funding to help speed up planning decisions and help deliver quality new homes was announced by Housing Minister Dominic Raab on 24 February 2018.

The first wave of the Planning Delivery Fund, totalling £15.8 million, has been awarded to enable councils to process more applications, implement new reforms and also train planners to tackle the housing challenges faced by their local area.  

Ashford Borough Council has been awarded £78.5k over the 2017/18 and 2018/19 years for additional design resources.

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