Information relating to the fire at Grenfell Tower.
Melanie Dawes CB writes to local authorities and housing associations about continued safety checks following the Grenfell Tower fire.
Alok Sharma may be a largely unknown quantity in planning circles, but some clues can be gleaned from his past record as to how he will approach the role of housing and planning minister.
While responsibility for fire safety does not lie with the planning system, planning committee members are nevertheless seeking extra assurances from applicants that tall building proposals are safe following last week's horrific blaze at the Grenfell Tower in west London.
Residential developments near to a Special Protection Area (SPA) would be required to pay a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge of more than £400 per square metre on top of an existing tariff intended to mitigate the effects of development on the designated landscape under proposals unveiled this week by a Surrey council.
An inspector's decision to allow plans for up to 400 new homes close to a historic mansion in Derbyshire has been overturned by the High Court, after a judge found that he had taken an 'artificially narrow approach' in assessing harm to the setting of heritage assets.
Reports that 68 flats in a luxury apartment complex are to be made available to families displaced by the Grenfell Tower fire feature in today's newspaper round-up.
An inspector dismissed an appeal for a burial ground on 27 hectares of grassland on the edge of a large town in Essex, finding no very special circumstances to set aside green belt policy objections.
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Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that measures in the Housing White Paper to 'free up more land for new homes in the right places, speed up build-out by encouraging modern methods of construction and diversify who builds homes in the country', will form part of the government's legislative agenda for the coming parliament.
Plans for a 96-home development in north London have been blocked by a planning inspector because of a lack of affordable housing.
Measures in the Housing White Paper to 'free up more land for new homes in the right places, speed up build-out by encouraging modern methods of construction and diversify who builds homes in the country', will form part of the government's legislative agenda for the coming parliament, it has been announced.
Plans to introduce tougher car parking restrictions in new developments in London, including making those best-served by public transport completely car-free, have been revealed in the mayor's new draft transport strategy.
A Yorkshire local plan has scooped the top award at this year's Planning Awards.
A call for the Grenfell Tower disaster to prompt a 'radical' housing policy overhaul features in today's newspaper round-up.
Mayoral agency Transport for London (TfL) will need to take 'radical steps' if it is to meet a self-set target to deliver 10,000 homes on its landholdings by 2020, a report by the London Assembly's housing committee has warned.
A housing industry spokesman told a conference today that he fears the proposed housing delivery test will be 'ineffective' in delivering more homes, especially in constrained parts of the country.
The Hatfield Peverel Neighbourhood Development Plan has been submitted to Braintree District Council for its consideration.
Planning committee members are seeking extra assurances from applicants that tall buildings are safe following last week's horrifying blaze at the Grenfell Tower in west London, the Planning Officers Society (POS) has said.
Using the proposed standard methodology for calculating objectively-assessed need should enable council planners to define housing need without having to use consultants, a conference on plan-making was told today.