A Cheshire council has declared five new zones where pollution exceeds government targets as a result of correcting air quality data that was underreported in mysterious circumstances, Planning can reveal.
A claim that protecting so much green belt land is a luxury we can no longer afford features in today's newspaper round-up.
There was a decrease of 790 hectares (less than 0.05 per cent) in the area of green belt in England between 31 March 2016 and 31 March 2017.
The government has confirmed a fresh tranche of funding to support the development of neighbourhood plans across England.
Plans have been submitted for a 350-home development on a 40-hectare former Ministry of Defence site in Buckinghamshire.
The number of planning applications received each quarter in England has seen its biggest year-on-year fall for almost five years, latest government statistics have revealed.1 comment
Half of called-in planning applications and recovered appeals decided by the secretary of state in 2016/17 missed statutory timetables for planning decisions, a document reveals.2 comments
A delay to the introduction of provisions to enable town halls to raise planning fees by 20 per cent has meant that planning chiefs have pressed the pause button on plans to recruit new staff and projects to improve performance.
A legal challenge against a Cheshire local authority's recently adopted local plan is based on its alleged failure to take into account 'serious errors' in its air quality data, it has been confirmed.
A council in Cheshire is facing a legal challenge to its local plan, which was adopted in July after a seven-year process.