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Issues: Housing and planning

The value of UK homes has fallen significantly for the first time since the 1990s property price crash, and questions are being raised about political oversight of the market. Controversy also surrounds decisions to grant or deny planning permission for new power plants, whether nuclear or wind-based. Responsibility is shared between Parliament, the devolved institutions, and local government.



The BBC news website has a special report on the state of the UK housing market entitled Your Home, which includes information for first time buyers and a mortgage calculator.

Housing estate in Tower Hamlets

There is also an interactive guide to house prices.

The BBC's consumer affairs programme, Watchdog, has advice on the different types of mortgages on offer.

There is also a special report called Changing Cityscapes about regeneration projects in cities across the UK.

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