NPPF revisions will propose stronger music venue protection

NPPF revisions will propose stronger music venue protection

The government has confirmed that the long-awaited revised draft of the National Planning Policy framework (NPPF) will be 'clarified' to include 'detailed reference' to a planning principle intended to protect night-time music venues.

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Government plans guidance for councils on garden towns

Government plans guidance for councils on garden towns

The government intends to publish guidance for councils on how to approach garden town projects, the housing secretary Sajid Javid said last night.

Nearly one in ten new homes created under office-to-resi rights, research finds

Nearly one in ten new homes created under office-to-resi rights, research finds

Almost one-tenth of new homes created over the last two years were converted from offices under permitted development (PD) rights, resulting in the loss of more than 7,500 potential affordable units, according to research by the Local Government Association (LGA).

Almost half of London's housing permissions left unbuilt, says study

Almost half of London's housing permissions left unbuilt, says study

Almost half of new homes granted planning permission in the capital are not being built, according to new research.

Rival Heathrow group 'considering legal challenge over design consultation'

Rival Heathrow group 'considering legal challenge over design consultation'

Reports that the backers of a rival Heathrow expansion scheme 'are considering legal action against the government in the wake of the airport's move to propose potential revisions to its plans' feature in today's newspaper round-up.


How and when councils expect to spend their extra fee income

How and when councils expect to spend their extra fee income

The long-awaited increase in application fees for planning authorities in England comes into force next week. Experts predict it will mostly be spent on recruitment but that filling posts will not necessarily be quick or easy.

Why a fifth of councils missed the brownfield land register deadline

Why a fifth of councils missed the brownfield land register deadline

Most local authorities have hit the new year deadline to produce registers of brownfield land but views vary on how valuable they will prove in releasing sites for development.

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Policy Summary: Regulations introduce new joint plan powers and review requirement

Policy Summary: Regulations introduce new joint plan powers and review requirement

Policy: The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017.

Short-term political embarrassment must not blind ministers to the NIC's value, by Richard Garlick

Short-term political embarrassment must not blind ministers to the NIC's value, by Richard Garlick

A tumultuous post-Christmas period for the government departments leading on planning policy-making and their advisers began with the acrimonious resignation after Christmas of Lord Adonis, chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission.

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