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National Statistics: Planning applications in England: October to December 2016

National Statistics about the number of planning applications made and permissions granted in England.
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Corporate report: Strategic Infrastructure Planning: International Best Practice

This report follows an OECD roundtable to inform the Commission of international infrastructure planning best practice.
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Plans submitted for 3,200-home Basingstoke development

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - 11 hours 3 min ago
A planning application has been submitted for a 3,200-home urban extension to Basingstoke, which its backers claim is one of the largest housing developments in the South East on public land.
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London council approves revamp of 31 railway arches

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - 11 hours 7 min ago
A west London council has approved plans for the redevelopment of 31 disused railway arches in line with a recommendation from planners who concluded that the development would help create a 'sense of place'.
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Prime Minister 'should end the assault on council housing'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - 12 hours 13 min ago
A call for the Prime Minister Theresa May to 'end the assault on council housing' features in today's newspaper round-up.
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Planning News - 23 March 2017

Planning Portal News - 12 hours 36 min ago
Neighbourhood Planning Bill: Lords approve final amendments and pass the bill. SMEs and local authorities receive cash injection to update planning system. And more stories...
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Industrial strategy should require sub-regional spatial planning, says government-backed report

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 13:07
The government's industrial strategy should require all parts of the country to prepare sub-regional spatial plans and allow constrained urban areas to expand their boundaries, according to a new report endorsed by business secretary Greg Clark.
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PINS apologises for inspector's 'unprofessional' language in decision letter

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 11:34
The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has issued an apology for a scathing decision letter that slammed a council's appeal cost application as 'pathetic' and 'frivolous'.
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Plans for new prisons in Yorkshire and Wales announced by government

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 11:24
The government has announced that it is to submit planning applications for two new prisons at sites in Yorkshire and south Wales as part of its plans to create 10,000 new prison places across the country by 2020.
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Council to revoke Lidl supermarket approval after 'mistake'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 10:04
A planning permission allowing the demolition of a gym and a ten pin bowling alley and the construction of a new Lidl supermarket at a site in Birmingham has been revoked by the city council, after it recognised that there had been a 'mistake' in its handling of the application.
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Cameron's road building schemes 'could be cancelled'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 22/03/2017 - 09:44
Reports that major roads projects could be cancelled due to problems caused by previous Prime Minister David Cameron 'rushing out a £11.4 billion roads strategy months before the 2015 general election' feature in today's newspaper round-up.
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Historic England announces ten 'Heritage Action Zones'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 15:29
Historic England has announced the creation of ten new 'Heritage Action Zones' which will receive specialist support on heritage matters from the government watchdog.
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Subterranean swimming pool in green belt refused as disproportionate addition

A subterranean swimming pool and car parking area in an enclosed garden in Hertfordshire was refused as a disproportionate addition, inappropriate in the green belt, despite a previous similar permission.
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Planning Act 2008: Infrastructure Planning (Fees) Regulations 2010

Guidance has been issued on the fees payable for the costs of processing an application for a Development Consent Order under the Planning Act 2008.
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Guidance confirms details of NSIP regime expansion

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 11:47
Guidance published today confirms the details of provisions which from next month will allow housing associated with major infrastructure projects to be considered as part of the fast-track nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) regime, including a 500-home limit on the number of units that could be granted consent under the mechanism.
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GLA strategic planning chief to address London conference next week

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 11:46
The Greater London Authority's strategic planning manager Colin Wilson is among the speakers confirmed for a major planning conference in London next week.
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UN committee asks UK government to halt Hinkley construction

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 09:39
Reports that a United Nations committee has asked the UK to suspend work on the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station in Somerset feature in today's newspaper round-up.
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Guidance: Planning Act 2008: nationally significant infrastructure projects and housing

Planning and building - Activity on GOV.UK - Tue, 21/03/2017 - 09:30
Guidance on changes that allow development consent to be obtained for housing related to a nationally significant infrastructure project.
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Judge quashes council's small sites policy but sympathises over 'constant changes' in national policy

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 20/03/2017 - 15:27
A judge has quashed a North Yorkshire local authority's interim policy relating to affordable housing contributions for small sites, but has recognised the difficulties facing councils 'assailed by constant changes in the legislative regime and national policy'.
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Judge quashes parts of South Downs joint core strategy

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 20/03/2017 - 15:08
An East Sussex council had succeeded in its efforts to quash parts of a joint core strategy put together by two neighbouring local authorities.
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