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Muslim burial ground approved in capital's green belt

Muslim burial ground approved in capital's green belt

Plans for a Muslim burial ground serving north-east London have been allowed in the green belt after communities secretary Sajid Javid found that a need for the facility had been established.

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Plans approved for Redhill mixed-use scheme despite affordable housing shortfall

Plans approved for Redhill mixed-use scheme despite affordable housing shortfall

A multiplex cinema, restaurants, shops and 153 homes have been approved for Redhill town centre in Surrey in line with a recommendation from planners who concluded that the scheme's non-policy compliant level of affordable housing was 'justified'.

Department sheds responsibility for household projections

Department sheds responsibility for household projections

Responsibility for producing next year's household projections is to be transferred to the Office for National Statistics (ONS), the government announced yesterday.

Government vows infrastructure push to drive industrial strategy

Government vows infrastructure push to drive industrial strategy

The government will use additional infrastructure funding to unlock growth and help more evenly distribute economic prosperity across the country, according to its industrial strategy, published today.

Authorities trial 'Tinder for urban planning'

Authorities trial 'Tinder for urban planning'

Reports that city authorities in California are trialling a 'Tinder for urban planning' feature in today's newspaper round-up.


How mayoral campaigns are buffeting Manchester's city-region plan

How mayoral campaigns are buffeting Manchester's city-region plan

Greater Manchester's planning blueprint faces some significant hurdles, following concerns expressed by the front-runner for the conurbation's mayoralty and pressure from councillors to pull out of the process entirely.

Why Scotland is set to dismantle its system of city-regional planning

Why Scotland is set to dismantle its system of city-regional planning

Plans to axe Scotland's system of city-regional plan-making are contained in a major consultation on changes to the country's planning system.

How policy changes stalled the delivery of cheap rural homes

How policy changes stalled the delivery of cheap rural homes

Observers attribute a sharp drop in the number of affordable homes delivered on rural exception sites to recent policy shifts that made landowners fear that housing delivered on such sites would not remain affordable in perpetuity.

How we did it: Winning consent for national park homes

How we did it: Winning consent for national park homes

Local consultation and cooperation has brought a 416 home development to fruition in the South Downs. David Dewar reports.

Burnham would be wise to persist with the Greater Manchester plan, by Richard Garlick

Burnham would be wise to persist with the Greater Manchester plan, by Richard Garlick

Requiring as it did the agreement of ten neighbouring councils of differing political hues, the first draft of the strategic plan for Greater Manchester was an achievement in itself, even if adoption is still a distant prospect.

Legal Viewpoint: Powers of reason affecting decisions to grant consent

Legal Viewpoint: Powers of reason affecting decisions to grant consent

When does a duty to give reasons for granting planning permission apply? The legal position is increasingly convoluted, despite the government decision in 2013 to remove the specific duty for councils to summarise reasons for approval on each permission.

Policy Briefing: What new housing fund means for large-scale developments

Policy Briefing: What new housing fund means for large-scale developments

New funding for large-scale schemes is good news but longer-term measures are also needed, say Dominick Veasey and Fay Goodson.

Neighbourhood Watch: Peer says Javid approval has 'destroyed' neighbourhood plan

Neighbourhood Watch: Peer says Javid approval has 'destroyed' neighbourhood plan

The Tory peer who has launched legal action in a bid to overturn the communities secretary's decision to allow a scheme comprising 50 homes in East Sussex has said that the approval has 'destroyed' a village's neighbourhood plan and 'destroyed people's trust in fair government'.

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