DCLG names 11 Right to Build 'vanguards'
Out-of-town Asda scheme hit by High Court setback
Guide to Planning Consultants 2014-15
From warehouse to penthouse
  • DCLG names 11 Right to Build 'vanguards'

    Eleven areas have been selected to take part in a pilot scheme under which local residents are given the right to a self-build plot from their local planning authority, the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has announced.

  • Out-of-town Asda scheme hit by High Court setback

    Plans for a new out-of-town Asda supermarket in Gloucestershire have have been knocked back by London's High Court for the second time - but the future of the development remains in the balance, with a third permission already in place and facing yet another legal challenge.

  • Guide to Planning Consultants 2014-15

    The latest edition of The Guide to Planning Consultants was published last week.

  • From warehouse to penthouse

    Light industrial and storage buildings could convert to housing without a planning application, the government proposes. John Geoghegan explores the implications.

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The implications for planning from a Scottish no-vote

The implications for planning from a Scottish no-vote

The implications of the Scottish no-vote have only just started to hit home in England with many MPs, particularly Conservatives, very animated about the decision to devolve more power to Scotland.

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Policy summary - Planners to pick up running on sustainable drainage systems

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Guide to Planning Consultants 2014-15 - Sourcing the best advice

Guide to Planning Consultants 2014-15 - Sourcing the best advice

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Guide to Planning Consultants 2014-15 - Making the best use of consultants

Guide to Planning Consultants 2014-15 - Making the best use of consultants

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