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Judge upholds inspector's dismissal of 330 homes on air quality grounds

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 06/11/2017 - 14:37
A judge has backed an inspector's decision to dismiss plans for up to 330 homes in Kent over air quality concerns, despite the local council not having objected on air quality grounds when it considered the application.
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Inspector cites deliverable sites ruling in 380-home appeal dismissal

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 06/11/2017 - 13:13
A planning inspector has dismissed an appeal against a Yorkshire authority's refusal of 380 homes, citing a recent Court of Appeal ruling on the policy test for establishing the likelihood of identified sites actually being developed.
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Mayoral guidance urges London boroughs to encourage night-time activities

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 06/11/2017 - 12:57
Boroughs should aim to 'encourage a wide range of night-time activities' including 'expanding existing culture and leisure venues', according to new planning guidance published by the mayor of London.
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Labour targets affordable homes 'loophole'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 06/11/2017 - 12:26
Reports that a Labour Party review is to examine how to maximise the number of affordable homes to rent and buy on new developments feature in today's newspaper round-up.
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Judge backs London timber yard redevelopment plan

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 06/11/2017 - 12:15
Plans to redevelop a London timber yard into new flats and shops have been backed by a High Court judge, who dismissed arguments that planning committee members had been 'substantially misled' over the proposals.
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Exempt retirement housing from CIL and section 106, says report

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Mon, 06/11/2017 - 12:00
New retirement housing should be exempt from section 106 contributions and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) to rapidly boost supply, says a new housebuilders'-commissioned report.
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Permanent moorings serve housing need

A temporary period condition on permission for the mixed use of a Norfolk marina for permanent residential moorings in an established holiday marina and leisure complex was lifted by an inspector.
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Council moots crowdfunding plan for CIL neighbourhood pot

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 03/11/2017 - 14:56
A borough council in West Sussex is consulting on proposals to introduce a crowdfunding website to determine how Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funds should be spent.
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Public support for fracking 'falls to record low'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 03/11/2017 - 12:57
Reports that support for fracking in Britain has fallen to a record low feature in today's newspaper round-up.
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Inspector allows west London office-to-resi PDR appeal

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 03/11/2017 - 12:51
An inspector has approved plans to convert a vacant west London office block into more than 210 flats, finding that the proposals would have no significant adverse transport or highways impacts.
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Inspector backs Coventry green belt release plans

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 03/11/2017 - 12:40
A planning inspector has backed Coventry City Council's plans to build around 7,000 homes on the green belt, finding that the scale of potentially unmet need in the second fastest growing city in England outside of London is 'exceptional'.
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Application lodged for major build to rent scheme in Birmingham's Southside

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 03/11/2017 - 11:54
A detailed planning application has been submitted this week for a major build to rent-led scheme of 500 homes on the southern edge of Birmingham city centre.
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Javid approves St Albans green belt scheme citing enabling improvements to local college

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has granted planning permission for 350 homes on green belt land in Hertfordshire, saying the scheme will enable the delivery of 'significant improvements' to a local college.
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Javid approves St Albans green belt scheme citing enabling improvements to local college

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Fri, 03/11/2017 - 11:21
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has granted planning permission for 350 homes on green belt land in Hertfordshire, saying the scheme will enable the delivery of 'significant improvements' to a local college.
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Definition of isolated dwelling debated

An inspector removed a restrictive occupancy condition to allow the continued use of a detached annexe as a separate dwelling in the Bedfordshire countryside.
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10 things you need to know

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 02/11/2017 - 12:38
Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that more than a third of London boroughs will see their annual housing targets at least double under the new London Plan.
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Large scale green belt scheme benefits education

The comprehensive redevelopment of a further education college in the Hertfordshire green belt, to provide new and refurbished college buildings alongside enabling residential development of 348 dwellings, was allowed following recovery of the appeal for the secretary of state's own decision.
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Major mixed-use scheme for Aylesbury incorporating new link road given green light by councillors

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 02/11/2017 - 11:44
Plans for a major mixed-use development in Aylesbury, featuring employment uses and a key part of a new ring road for the town, have been approved.
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