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Budget 2014: the sector reacts

Budget 2014: the sector reacts

Planning experts react to the contents of the chancellor's famous red box below. More

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Cheshire East declares five new air quality action zones following data correction

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.

Solution to housing crisis 'requires green belt reform'

A claim that protecting so much green belt land is a luxury we can no longer afford features in today's newspaper round-up.

Local Plan Watch: Plans take bites out of the green belt

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.

Government announces £22.8m tranche of neighbourhood planning cash

The government has confirmed a fresh tranche of funding to support the development of neighbourhood plans across England.

Plans submitted for 350-home Buckinghamshire scheme

Plans have been submitted for a 350-home development on a 40-hectare former Ministry of Defence site in Buckinghamshire.

Latest statistics reveal year-on-year drop in planning applications

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.

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Data blog: special measures for the secretary of state?

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.


How the fee rise delay has affected local planning teams

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.

Cheshire East local plan legal challenge to focus on flawed air quality data

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.

Cheshire East confirms local plan legal challenge

A council in Cheshire is facing a legal challenge to its local plan, which was adopted in July after a seven-year process.