Call for planners to be better funded to deliver net zero carbon emissions

The chief executive of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has called for greater resources to be given to local authority planners to enable them to deliver net zero carbon emissions  by 2050. Victoria Hills said the new Government now needs to address key issues to ensure town planners and the planning system are able […]

Housing programme kickstarted by PM lifting borrowing cap

Syntegra colleagues are ready to work with local councils across the UK as moves to build thousands of new homes are expected following the Prime Minister’s announcement that she is lifting the cap on their borrowing to fund new developments. ‘There’s a government cap on how much local authorities can borrow against their Housing Revenue […]

What is the penalty for not having a DEC?

The penalty is £500 for failing to display a DEC at all times in a prominent place clearly visible to the public and £1,000 for failing to have possession of a valid advisory report. In addition to these penalties, it is still necessary to commission the documents. The DEC is valid for 1 year.