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Government agrees to bill change to strengthen protections for pubs

Government agrees to bill change to strengthen protections for pubs

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has agreed to amend the Neighbourhood Planning Bill to remove permitted development rights from pubs ahead of the bill's return to the House of Commons tomorrow.

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Hertfordshire council refuses green belt quarry scheme

Hertfordshire council refuses green belt quarry scheme

Hertfordshire County Council has refused plans for a new quarry within the green belt, but approved a separate application for sand and gravel extraction at another site, also within the green belt.

Court of Appeal rejects attempt to overturn Surrey council's enforcement action

Court of Appeal rejects attempt to overturn Surrey council's enforcement action

The Court of Appeal has rejected an attempt to overturn a council's enforcement action taken against a family for failing to remove illegal buildings, caravans and waste on their Surrey farm.

Essex council goes to High Court over green belt traveller site

Essex council goes to High Court over green belt traveller site

An Essex council which was at the heart of the long-running Dale Farm travellers site saga is to return to the High Court in a bid to halt development works at a green belt site elsewhere in the borough.

The Planning Law Survey 2017: Pinsent Masons is the most admired law firm

The Planning Law Survey 2017: Pinsent Masons is the most admired law firm

Law firm Pinsent Masons has topped Planning's ranking of the most respected planning law firms for the fourth year running.


The Planning Law Survey: The top law firms and solicitors

The Planning Law Survey: The top law firms and solicitors

Our survey reveals which planning law firms and individual solicitors are most highly rated by their clients, the legal outfits with the most planning specialists and key moves in the sector. Bryan Johnston and John Geoghegan report.

Planning Law Survey: Barristers - Best of the bar

Planning Law Survey: Barristers - Best of the bar

Planning's exclusive survey reveals which barristers are most admired by solicitors and planning and development professionals. Mark Wilding looks at who is topping the tables this year and why.

The Planning Law Survey 2017: Two decades of excellence

The Planning Law Survey 2017: Two decades of excellence

With the Planning Law Survey now 20 years old, Bryan Johnston looks at law firms and barristers that have sustained a high position in the rankings.

Councils may struggle to deliver extra capacity in return for fee rise, by Jamie Carpenter

Councils may struggle to deliver extra capacity in return for fee rise, by Jamie Carpenter

When Gavin Barwell addressed the communities and local government select committee at the end of last month, he told its members that, on becoming planning minister last July, a "whole array of people were brought in to talk to me".

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Policy summary: Changes to school permitted development rights

Policy summary: Changes to school permitted development rights

Policy: Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2017.

The planning system is blind to the future, by Chris Brown

The planning system is blind to the future, by Chris Brown

A fundamental flaw in the planning system is its almost complete inability to see into the future.

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