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Judge backs developers' challenge over supplementary planning document

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 24/11/2017 - 15:39
A High Court judge has quashed part of a Leicestershire council's housing supplementary planning document on grounds that the document covered topics that were 'not appropriate'.
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Government infrastructure adviser calls for national spatial plan

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 24/11/2017 - 13:08
The deputy chair of the government's advisory body on infrastructure yesterday called for a 'national spatial policy' to pull together the government's planning for industry, infrastructure and housing.
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Barnet gives green light to council estate redevelopment

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 24/11/2017 - 12:54
A north London council has given the go-ahead to plans to redevelop part of its largest council estate, despite an objection from mayor Sadiq Khan about a 'wholly unacceptable' loss of social housing.
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Go-ahead for 573-home Camden supermarket redevelopment

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 24/11/2017 - 12:05
Plans have been approved for the redevelopment of a supermarket and petrol station in Camden, north London, into a mixed-use scheme to provide 573 new homes.
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Councils pour cold water on chancellor's social housing borrowing cap plan

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 24/11/2017 - 11:31
Reports that councils have said that 'only a large-scale public housing programme' will achieve the government's new target of building 300,000 new homes a year feature in today's newspaper round-up.
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Yorkshire needs to 'stop mucking about' and agree devolution deal, says former Teasury adviser

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 24/11/2017 - 10:30
Councils in Yorkshire that have failed to agree devolution deals with the government need to 'stop mucking about' or risk being left behind as powers are distributed from Whitehall, according to a leading economist and former government adviser.
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Local Plan Watch: Fresh ministerial local plan intervention

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 16:30
Last week's announcement of a holding direction being placed by communities secretary Sajid Javid on Stevenage Borough Council's local plan means that it is the third plan to be subject to ministerial intervention over the past 18 months.
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Five key implications arising from this week's Budget

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 16:27
Five key implications arising from this week's Autumn Budget, including concerns that the measures could increase the workload of local authority planners and fears that proposals could undermine faith in the development plan system.
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What the chancellor's proposed planning policy changes mean for practitioners

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 16:22
Further planning policy reforms signalled in this week's Budget as part of the government's expanded target for new home creation have drawn a cautious reaction from the industry.
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The implications of the communities secretary's intervention threat for plan-makers

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 16:12
The 15 authorities facing government intervention over a lack of local plan-making progress include a number that have failed the duty to cooperate and others that have signifiant green belt constraints.
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10 things you need to know

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 15:51
Ten things you need to know, including Planning's coverage of Budget 2017.
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What now for the Community Infrastructure Levy, after the Budget response to recommendations to scale it back?

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 15:50
Proposed changes to the Community Infrastructure Levy designed to enable charging authorities to capture a greater slice of the land value uplift arising when permission is granted risk adding further levels of complexity to the system, according to experts.
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Imposing elected mayors risks alienation, political commentator warns

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 13:05
Central government imposing elected mayors in areas without popular support risks alienating people from the democratic process, political commentator Matthew Parris has warned.
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Plans submitted for Bristol 'Temple Quarter' university campus

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 12:26
The University of Bristol has submitted an outline planning application for a new 'Temple Quarter' campus on a three-hectare site in the city centre.
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Cambridgeshire councils ticked off over 'jumping to conclusions' over local plans examination

Planning inspectors have have told two councils that it was 'not appropriate' for them 'to jump to conclusions' after they published an email suggesting that the inspectors had not raised any 'fundamental' objections to their draft local plans.
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Cambridgeshire councils ticked off over 'jumping to conclusions' over local plans examination

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 11:51
Planning inspectors have have told two councils that it was 'not appropriate' for them 'to jump to conclusions' after they published an email suggesting that the inspectors had not raised any 'fundamental' objections to their draft local plans.
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Second West Midlands devolution deal includes money for 'Mayoral Housing Delivery Team'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 11:21
A government commitment of £6 million to support a new 'Mayoral Housing Delivery Team' is included in a second devolution deal between the government and West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).
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Planning news - 23 November 2017

Planning Portal News - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 11:20
Celebrated landscapes under pressure from housing development, Javid threatens intervention in 15 councils for local plan failure, And more stories...
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Housebuilders' shares fall on back of land banking probe announcement

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 23/11/2017 - 10:09
Reports that housebuilders' shares fell yesterday after a pledge in the Budget 'to reclaim land that is not being developed quickly enough' feature in today's newspaper round-up.
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Budget 2017: 13 things you need to know

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 22/11/2017 - 21:46
Thirteen things you need to know about the key planning-related announcements contained in this week's Autumn Budget, including plans to require town halls to grant permissions for first-time buyer-led developments on sites outside development plans and proposals for new town development corporations to kick-start work on five garden towns.
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