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Inspector flags 'significant concerns' over Yorkshire council's draft local plan

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 02/11/2017 - 11:22
A planning inspector has flagged 'significant concerns' over a Yorkshire council's housing delivery proposals in its draft local plan.
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Redeveloping car parks for housing could help ease capital homes crisis, research says

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 02/11/2017 - 10:52
The use of public car parks near railway stations could be a key mechanism to ease London's housing crisis, according to latest research.
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Construction over London rail lines 'could deliver more than 250,000 homes'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 02/11/2017 - 10:40
More than 250,000 homes could be provided by building apartments above the capital's railway lines, according to a report published today.
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Councils 'can still do little to control betting shops'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Thu, 02/11/2017 - 10:24
A claim that councils can 'still do little to fight back against betting shops' features in today's newspaper round-up.
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Planning news - 2 November 2017

Planning Portal News - Thu, 02/11/2017 - 08:37
Hammond wants to build on green belt land, National park asks builders to consider the park for new homes, Khan calls on government to increase cash for housing. And more stories...
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Hastings Pier wins Stirling Prize

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 13:23
News that a seaside pier has won this year's Royal Institute of British Architects Stirling Prize features in today's newspaper round-up.
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Sharma defends standardised methodology focus on affordability

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 13:11
Housing and planning minister Alok Sharma has defended the proposed standardised housing need methodology's focus on increasing housing delivery in the least affordable areas, arguing against a claim that the method would simply increase pressure on already 'maxed-out' areas in the South.
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New London Plan homes target almost hitting need figure, says deputy mayor

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 12:29
The new draft London Plan housing target of 65,000 homes a year is just 1,000 short of meeting the overall housing need figure for the capital, according to the city's deputy mayor for housing.
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Heritage assets and local biodiversity sufficiently safeguarded in housing approval

49 new homes on the edge of a village in Essex were allowed as sustainable development in an area of housing need with no adverse impacts identified with respect to heritage assets and local biodiversity.
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Local Plan Watch: Joint plan is latest to be endorsed

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:20
Last week's publication of the examination report on the joint core strategy for Gloucester, Cheltenham and Tewkesbury means that the plan is set to become the twelfth such joint plan to be adopted in England.
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Planning launches barn conversions data report

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:20
A new data report launched today by Planning includes exclusive analysis of authorities' receptiveness to applications to convert agricultural buildings to residential uses under permitted development rights, their track records at appeal on the issue and insight into how frequently individual inspectors have overturned councils' decisions.
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The implications of the Court of Appeal's 'deliverable' sites ruling

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:20
A court ruling on the policy test for establishing the likelihood of identified sites actually being developed should give councils a firmer basis for showing a five-year supply, experts have suggested.
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What consultation proposals mean for runway expansion plan

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:20
The latest consultation on a draft national policy statement (NPS) for aviation continues to stress the case for expansion at Heathrow over other South East airports, but some observers say question marks remain over the government's assumptions on air quality.
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Is it about to get harder for local planning authorities to plan for more housing growth?

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Wed, 01/11/2017 - 11:20
Observers are concerned that in some areas the combination of falling population projections and the outputs of the government's proposals standard formula for assessing housing need could assist those authorities that want to reduce their housing targets.
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Charity calls for government to close 'viability loophole'

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 31/10/2017 - 15:22
Viability assessments have been used to cut affordable provision in developments in 11 council areas across England by almost 80 per cent over the past year, housing charity Shelter has claimed.
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Plans published for supported housing strategic plans

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 31/10/2017 - 14:47
Councils across England will be tasked with producing a 'local strategic plan for supported housing' setting out how they intend to meet the current and future supported housing requirements in their areas, according to a government policy statement.
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Judge backs developer's complaint over minister's parish plan 10% housing delivery claim

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 31/10/2017 - 12:23
The High Court has ruled that ministers should have released documents to back up a claim that adopted neighbourhood plans were delivering 10 per cent more housing than those planned for by the relevant local planning authority.
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Contributions towards assessment of annual monitoring of travel plan found unreasonable

175 dwellings on the edge of a settlement in Suffolk have been allowed in outline with the benefits of the new housing in an area of need outweighing any limited adverse impacts and a contribution towards the monitoring of a travel plan for the site found unreasonable.
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Plans for new film studio in Suffolk approved despite parish objections

Plans have been approved this week for a new film studio set on the site of a former air base in Suffolk, despite strong objections from the local parish council.
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Plans for new film studio in Suffolk approved despite parish objections

Planning Resource News RSS Feed - Tue, 31/10/2017 - 11:34
Plans have been approved this week for a new film studio set on the site of a former air base in Suffolk, despite strong objections from the local parish council.
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