Developer's bid to block neighbourhood plan fails in High Court

Developer's bid to block neighbourhood plan fails in High Court

A developer's legal bid to overturn a Buckinghamshire neighbourhood plan was today thrown out by the High Court.

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Council needs to 'think again' about local plan's green belt designation, says Appeal Court

Council needs to 'think again' about local plan's green belt designation, says Appeal Court

A council has failed in its attempt to overturn a High Court judgement which ruled that its adoption of a key development plan that redrew green belt boundaries was unlawful.

DfT publishes planning document for major roads and rail schemes

DfT publishes planning document for major roads and rail schemes

The Department for Transport (DfT) has published its national policy statement (NPS) for national networks against which planning decisions on nationally significant transport infrastructure projects will be made.

Old Oak Common development corporation plans move forward

Old Oak Common development corporation plans move forward

Plans to set up a mayoral development corporation (MDC) to deliver nearly 25,000 homes around the site of a vast High Speed 2 and Crossrail 'super hub' station in west London have taken a step forward after London Assembly members opted against using their powers to block the proposals.

Judge blocks legal challenge against Leicestershire crematorium

Judge blocks legal challenge against Leicestershire crematorium

Plans for a new crematorium in Leicestershire have won the backing of a High Court judge who rejected a challenge by the operators of a rival crematorium to block the proposals.


Lego 'hailed as urban planning tool'

Lego 'hailed as urban planning tool'

Reports that the makers of Lego want the toy to be 'taken seriously' as a tool by architects and urban planners feature in today's newspaper round-up.

Pickles grants permission for North East greenfield homes

Pickles grants permission for North East greenfield homes

Plans for more than a thousand homes on two greenfield sites in Northumberland have been given the green light by communities secretary Eric Pickles.

Let's party like it's 2009...and plan like it's 2019

Let's party like it's 2009...and plan like it's 2019

David Marlow: 'Between the mince pies and gearing up for 2015-20 delivery, we may choose to party like it's 2009 - but we absolutely must create some space to plan like it's 2019' More

Special report: Charge of the conversions

Special report: Charge of the conversions

Exclusive research by Planning has revealed the impact of eased planning rules allowing offices to convert into homes. Jamie Carpenter analyses the results.

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