Neighbourhood plan advice requirement to come into effect in July

Neighbourhood plan advice requirement to come into effect in July

Councils will be obliged to set out their policies on the provision of advice and assistance to neighbourhood planning groups from the end of July, under regulations made by Parliament yesterday.

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Chelsea stadium redevelopment boosted by council legal move

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Go-ahead for 2,000-home Suffolk scheme

Go-ahead for 2,000-home Suffolk scheme

Plans have been approved for a 2,000-home development on a 113-hectare site in Suffolk, after council officers concluded that the development represented a 'plan-led development'.

765-home high-density Reading retail park redevelopment approved

765-home high-density Reading retail park redevelopment approved

Plans have been approved for the high-density redevelopment of a 2.8-hectare retail park near Reading train station for 765 homes, after planners accepted a cut in overall affordable housing provision to provide more units for rent.

Developers 'creating future slums'

Developers 'creating future slums'

A claim that the oversupply of one and two-bedroom flats in cities will create future slums features 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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