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Research and analysis: Investing in energy efficiency: investigating the total costs to business

Planning and building - Activity on GOV.UK - Tue, 21/11/2017 - 17:26
Research examining the total costs businesses face when investing in energy efficiency measures, as well as the associated decision making processes
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Park authority hits out over 'scurrilous' bribe claim over 'giraffe house'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 21/11/2017 - 14:31
A farmer, fined £750 for failing to comply with an enforcement notice requiring him to demolish a farm building within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, has been accused of making up a 'scurrilous' claim that a planner sought to secure a bribe over the case.
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Housing supply policies not out of date even though based on old requirements

A proposal for 51 new homes at a former sand quarry at the edge of a village in Bedfordshire was refused for significant harm to the landscape character of the site and appearance of the area generally, and regardless of the housing land supply position.
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Neighbourhood plan published for east London estate earmarked for 3,000-home regeneration

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 21/11/2017 - 11:57
A draft neighbourhood plan for a housing estate close to the London 2012 Olympic Park earmarked for major regeneration contains proposals to enforce a ballot of residents before the demolition of homes on the estate is approved.
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London mayor accepts 20% affordable housing level for 794-home Croydon scheme

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 21/11/2017 - 11:34
London mayor Sadiq Khan has said he will not intervene over what would be one of the UK's tallest buildings, despite the developer proposing an on-site affordable housing provision of 21 per cent.
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Plans submitted for new Liverpool cruise liner terminal

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 21/11/2017 - 10:57
Plans have been submitted for a new cruise liner terminal at Princess Dock in Liverpool, as part of the wider Liverpool Waters regeneration scheme.
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Court of Appeal rejects hidden 'policy within policy' claim over traveller site refusals

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 21/11/2017 - 10:37
The Court of Appeal has dismissed a claim that the government is operating a hidden 'policy within a policy' designed to defeat planning applications by Gypsies and travellers.
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'London émigrés' putting pressure on Bristol's housing market

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 21/11/2017 - 10:23
Reports that an influx of 'London émigrés' is putting pressure on Bristol's housing market features in today's newspaper round-up.
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Local Plans:Written statement

The DCLG has issued a written statement concerning 15 local planning authorities that have recently either failed the duty to cooperate or failed to meet the deadlines set out in their Local Development Schemes.
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Swimming school business inappropriate on main industrial estate

The change of use of a vacant Class B1 unit on an industrial estate in Essex to a swimming school for children up to 10 years old, was judged to be in conflict with the council's employment land strategy.
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Data blog: The net tightens on quality of decision-making

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 20/11/2017 - 12:31
Updated 'experimental' data indicates that a change to the special measures criteria is likely to see local planning authorities sanctioned for the first time for having too many of their decisions overturned on appeal.
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Government wants 300,000 homes a year built, says chancellor

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 20/11/2017 - 12:17
The government wants to see annual housing delivery raised to 300,000 homes a year and will intervene to make sure residential planning permissions are built out, chancellor Philip Hammond has said ahead of this week's Budget statement.
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PM announces £1.7bn fund to connect city centres and 'struggling suburbs'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 20/11/2017 - 12:17
A £1.7 billion fund intended to 'improve transport links and promote local growth within city-regions' has been announced today by Prime Minister Theresa May.
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Transparency data: Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: September 2017

Planning and building - Activity on GOV.UK - Mon, 20/11/2017 - 12:08
Planning Inspectorate spending over £250: September 2017
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Free-market think-tank calls for Budget to relax green belt

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 20/11/2017 - 12:07
A call for the chancellor to use this week's Budget to announce the release of 'huge tranches' of green belt land for housebuilding features in today's newspaper round-up.
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Judge dismisses challenge to South Wales service station refusal

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 20/11/2017 - 12:02
A High Court judge has upheld an inspector's decision to block proposals for a controversial new service station on the A456 near Glynneath, South Wales, finding that there was nothing 'irrational' in her ruling.
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Government considers brownfield register sanctions

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 17/11/2017 - 12:37
EXCLUSIVE The government has indicated for the first time that it could use sanctions to spur local planning authorities to prepare brownfield land registers.
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Only one in five consultants believe raising fees will boost council performance

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 17/11/2017 - 12:32
Only one in five planning consultants believe increased application fee rates will improve local authority performance, according to this year's Planning Consultancy Survey.
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Infrastructure body presents blueprint for 'brain belt' new towns

The secretary of state should step in to designate locations for new and expanded settlements in the 'brain belt' spanning Oxford, Cambridge and Milton Keynes should the government and local authorities in the area fail to reach agreement, the government's infrastructure adviser has recommended.
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Infrastructure body presents blueprint for 'brain belt' new towns

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 17/11/2017 - 12:11
The secretary of state should step in to designate locations for new and expanded settlements in the 'brain belt' spanning Oxford, Cambridge and Milton Keynes should the government and local authorities in the area fail to reach agreement, the government's infrastructure adviser has recommended.
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