New White paper on Housing sector
At a meeting of the Town and Country Planning Association’s New Communities Group held in October, Sajid Javid the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government stated that housing was his "number one priority".
He is releasing a White Paper in November which will outline plans to "make sure that we release land in the right places and include measures to diversify the market, we don’t have enough SME builders, and we must increase the different types of homes, including custom build".
He said that to combat the housing crisis, it would only "work if every government department works together, we need consensus in parliament as well, I want to work with the opposition on this."
"It's a big challenge and it’s about time we did something much more radical in this space, I need the help of the New Communities Group, TCPA and other organisations to give your ideas and thoughts."
Roberta Blackman-Woods MP, Shadow Minister for local government and housing was also present and said: "Housing numbers are important but it’s the type and quality of development that matters. Good quality development can help to get buy in from local people… the garden city principles provide a framework for this."
Hugh Ellis, TCPA interim chief executive commented "I am delighted government recognises the important role of the TCPA New Communities Group".
Going forward it is critical that government reinforces the need for quality and inclusion, as well as housing numbers. The forthcoming Housing White Paper provides a once in a generation opportunity to create the kind of places the nation so desperately needs." To keep on top of your property maintenance in Milton Keynes, call Masons property services.
Dulux phone APP
If you are one of the 30% of people who find it difficult to imagine your home painted in a different colour the updated smartphone app – Dulux Visualiser – could be the answer to your prayers.
The original app was launched in 2014 and was downloaded more than 10,000,000 times. It has now been upgraded with new features and is available now for the iphone and will be obtainable soon for android phones.
Using the app is easy, you simply open it, use your phone as you would a camera and point it at the walls you want to change. You can then choose a colour from the vast Dulux range and tap the screen to change the colour of your wall. As if by magic the wall changes colour before your eyes and you will have a pretty good idea of whether the colour you have chosen will work. Once you are happy with your choices you can save it and then share your design with your friends and family on social media.
A major advantage of this app is being able to show your professional Decorator what you have in mind for your new colour scheme. Getting their opinion on what you have decided on will help you to create the changes you were looking for. They will be able to use their expertise to help you enhance your design and explore options like paint finishes and varying shades. For all your Property Maintenance in Milton Keynes call Masons today.
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