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Javid places holding direction on Stevenage local plan

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has stepped in to prevent a Hertfordshire authority from adopting its draft local plan following a request from a local MP.
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Javid places holding direction on Stevenage local plan

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 15/11/2017 - 11:42
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has stepped in to prevent a Hertfordshire authority from adopting its draft local plan following a request from a local MP.
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AONBs under 'considerable and growing pressure' from development, research finds

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 15/11/2017 - 11:42
There has been an 82 per cent increase in the number of homes approved in England's 34 areas of outstanding natural beauty since 2012, a study by countryside campaigners has found.
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Man receives fraud conviction over planning process subversion

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 15/11/2017 - 11:32
A North Yorkshire man has been convicted of fraud offences after a local council complained that he had attempted to subvert a planning process.
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Correspondence: Recovered appeal: land south of Verney Road, Winslow (ref: 3137920 - 15 November 2017)

Planning and building - Activity on GOV.UK - Wed, 15/11/2017 - 11:30
Decision letter and Inspector’s Report for a recovered appeal.
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Go-ahead for revised Croydon town centre scheme

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 15/11/2017 - 10:51
Revised plans have been approved for a major retail-led mixed-use development in Croydon town centre, including a significant rise in housing provision compared to that proposed in an extant permission.
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Poor and young 'bearing the brunt of rising housing costs'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 15/11/2017 - 09:43
Reports that poorer and younger households 'have borne the brunt of changes in UK housing costs since the financial crisis' feature in today's newspaper round-up.
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Policy paper: Protection of cultural property in the event of armed conflict

Planning and building - Activity on GOV.UK - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 13:44
1) Implementation of the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, its Protocols and the Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Act 2017 2) Guidance on the Cultural Property (Armed Conflicts) Act 2017
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Inspector backs Shropshire plan after housing need figure increase

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 12:27
An inspector has endorsed a Shropshire authority's local plan after the council agreed to raise the document's housing target from 15,555 to approximately 17,280 over the plan period.
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Surrey authority set to submit plan after warning of standard method risk

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 11:48
Guildford Borough Council is set to submit its local plan for examination after officers warned that a delay could see the authority face higher housing requirements under the government's proposed standard method for assessing housing need.
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Plans submitted for 1,343-unit Bermondsey build-to-rent scheme

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 11:24
Plans have been submitted for a 1,343-home private rented sector development across a five-hectare site at Bermondsey in south-east London.
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41,000 homes 'could be built on London rooftops'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 09:53
News that research has found that as many as 41,000 new homes could be built in central London using rooftop development space feature in today's newspaper round-up.
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Official Statistics: UK House Price Index Summary: September 2017

Planning and building - Activity on GOV.UK - Tue, 14/11/2017 - 09:30
Monthly report that shows changes in average house prices for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
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Former planning minister calls for sanctions on slow housebuilders

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 13/11/2017 - 17:07
Housebuilders who fail to complete permitted housing to the schedule set out in their planning application should be required to offer the vacant plots to rivals at the price that they paid for them, according to former planning minister and Tory MP Nick Boles.
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Report calls for reform of land compensation rules to boost housebuilding

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 13/11/2017 - 14:20
Enabling local authorities to purchase land at prices that do not reflect prospective planning permission would 'loosen up the land market, prevent hoarding and douse speculation', according to a report.
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Ministerial affordable housing statement trumps development plan and acknowledged need

An inspector placed greater weight on the government's statement which did not support the delivery of affordable housing on schemes of 10 houses or less even in Cambridgeshire where house prices were well above the regional and national averages.
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Government may open NSIP route to more water projects

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 13/11/2017 - 12:59
The government is considering widening the definition of the water resources infrastructure that is eligible to use the planning process for Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects (NSIPs), according to a consultation document released today.
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Cities and local growth chief to speak at economic development conference

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 13/11/2017 - 11:08
The director of the Cities and Local Growth Unit at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy and the Department for Communities and Local Government is due to speak at a major economic development conference later this month.
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High Court rules against 'unfair' planning consultation

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 13/11/2017 - 10:37
A High Court judge has ruled that a London council acted unfairly in its consultation over changes to a planning application for the redevelopment of a creative business 'cluster' into a mixed-use scheme.
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Chancellor 'mulls plan to let homeowners extend height of property without planning permission'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 13/11/2017 - 09:57
Reports that the Budget could include plans to 'let homeowners extend height of their property without planning permission' feature in today's newspaper round-up.
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