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Mayor's office mulls 'hard-to-avoid' 35% affordable rate

Mayor's office mulls 'hard-to-avoid' 35% affordable rate

City Hall is considering plans for a non-negotiable 35 per cent rate of affordable housing for private sector schemes in the capital, London's new deputy mayor for planning has indicated.

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Growth panel calls for cross-border green belt review along the line of planned Crossrail 2 route

Growth panel calls for cross-border green belt review along the line of planned Crossrail 2 route

A selective release of green belt land around stations on the proposed Crossrail 2 route should be considered, according to a panel of experts scrutinising the scheme's growth potential.

New business and energy department's first decision backs wind farm connector line

New business and energy department's first decision backs wind farm connector line

The newly-created Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy has issued its first decision on a major infrastructure project this week, approving plans for a new overhead electricity line in North Wales.

Court of Appeal overturns Bexhill bowls club redevelopment plans

Court of Appeal overturns Bexhill bowls club redevelopment plans

A woman has won a Court of Appeal challenge against an East Sussex council's approval for the redevelopment of a bowls club.

Kensington and Chelsea plans action to block launderette conversions

Kensington and Chelsea plans action to block launderette conversions

A London council has announced plans to put in place special planning protections to prevent local launderettes being converted into residential use.


How appeal processing delays are affecting applicants and authorities

How appeal processing delays are affecting applicants and authorities

A decision to focus on local plan examinations and on processing major infrastructure applications has led to a deterioration in the Planning Inspectorate's performance on processing appeals, its annual report reveals.

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How social media is affecting the way planners do their jobs

How social media is affecting the way planners do their jobs

Social media such as Facebook and Twitter is almost omnipresent in our everyday lives. But what impact is it having on the way planners do their jobs, David Dewar asks.

Struggling under its current workload, PINS can anticipate further pressures, by Jamie Carpenter

Struggling under its current workload, PINS can anticipate further pressures, by Jamie Carpenter

With its responsibilities including processing applications for major infrastructure schemes and helping town halls to get local plans in place by next year's deadline, the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has an important role in helping the government achieve its economic growth ambitions.

Policy Summary: Minister extends appeal recovery period for neighbourhood plans

Policy Summary: Minister extends appeal recovery period for neighbourhood plans

Policy: Neighbourhood Planning: Written Statement on Appeal Recovery.

Why Brexit will hit academia hard, by Cliff Hague

Why Brexit will hit academia hard, by Cliff Hague

Why are universities and younger people so upset about the vote to take us out of the European Union? During the referendum campaign I don't recall hearing much about INTERREG or ERASMUS+, yet these EU programmes have been integral to the lives of researchers and students for years.

Why Liverpool faces a threat to its World Heritage Site's status

Why Liverpool faces a threat to its World Heritage Site's status

Unesco's request for a moratorium on planning decisions in Liverpool's World Heritage Site and the zone around it is unworkable, commentators say.

What change in the Treasury's leadership means for planning

What change in the Treasury's leadership means for planning

Under former Prime Minister David Cameron, the Treasury - headed by ex-chancellor George Osborne - took a key role in driving planning policy changes. Experts say that it is not yet clear as to how Philip Hammond's appointment as chancellor will alter the formulation of planning policy.

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