A Dorset council has refused plans for 45 beach huts in an area of outstanding natural beauty and the setting of a world heritage site after planners concluded that the scheme would cause 'significant harm' to the landscape.
The Scottish Government's ban on shale gas fracking north of the border has been confirmed following a vote by MSPs in the Scottish Parliament.
Plans for a seven-turbine wind farm on a site in Lincolnshire have been turned down by communities secretary Sajid Javid over harm to the landscape and nearby heritage assets.
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Plans for a 10,000-home development in north London have suffered a setback after discussions to complete a development deal between the local authority and preferred developer collapsed.
A Merseyside council has put back the timetable for submission of its emerging local plan to next summer, with a leading councillor blaming government requirements for 'slowing us down'.
Reports that housebuilders have 'significantly scaled back their plans to build homes in London' feature in today's newspaper round-up.
News that a proposed city-wide charge of £250 per square metre for purpose-built student housing is included in Brighton and Hove City Council's draft Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedule features in the latest CIL Watch round-up.
Plans have been approved for a mixed-use development on a long-derelict former cinema site in Tunbridge Wells after planners concluded that, despite the scheme's 'disappointing' lack of affordable homes, there is little prospect of an alternative coming forward.
A Somerset council has approved two planning applications delivering 1,628 homes after planners concluded that harm arising from the schemes, including impacts on rural character and top-grade farmland, were more than outweighed by the need for new homes.
Correspondence: Recovered appeal: land to the south of Fen Lane, west of Louth Canal, north of Fulstow, Lincolnshire (ref: 3005975 - 25 October 2017)
Decision letter and Inspector’s Report for a recovered appeal.
Aberdeen city-region planners have lost a last-ditch legal battle to rescue a levy designed to fund transport improvements needed to support growth in and around the city.
Reports that chancellor Philip Hammond has rejected a suggestion from the communities secretary that the government should borrow billions of pounds to invest in new homes feature in today's newspaper round-up.
Plans for a major mixed-use development, including 2,675 homes, have been approved at the 141-hectare former Filton Airfield site on Bristol's northern fringe.
Open consultation: 2011 Changes to Part 2 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996
Consultation to support a Post Implementation Review of the 2011 changes to Part 2 of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996
A consultation on the practice of cash retention under construction contracts
The expansion of Heathrow Airport can be delivered in compliance with European Union air quality rules if there is 'effective implementation' of the government's air quality plan, according to documents published today.
The government is to create a commission to monitor the noise impacts of new 'airspace and infrastructure changes' and give the transport secretary a new call-in power where these could have noise impacts, it has been announced.
Two alternative designs for a detached dwelling within the grounds of a grade II listed hall in Essex were judged to be equally unacceptable and would adversely affect its setting.