Budget 2014

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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Green waste site applications fall by a fifth in past year

The number of planning applications to build environmentally friendly waste management sites has dropped by 20 per cent in the past year, according to new research.

Inspector recommends Scarborough local plan housing target cut

A planning inspector has recommended that a draft Yorkshire local plan has its housing target cut to take account of new government household projections.

Will plans to charge for appeals discourage legitimate challenges?

Housing White Paper proposals to introduce a fee of up to £2,000 for making an appeal are unlikely to deter applicants from making legitimate appeals and could provide additional income for the Planning Inspectorate to employ inspectors, observers say.

What proposals to replace CIL would mean for applicants and authorities

A system put forward by a government-commissioned review to replace the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) would see all development face a low-level charge, with no - or very few - exemptions, the removal of the need for an examination process, and a mandatory requirement placed on town halls to adopt the new mechanism.

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Plans approved for Old War Office conversion

Plans have been approved to convert the Grade II* listed Old War Office building in Westminster to create a 125-bed hotel and 88 apartments, alongside a spa, bar and restaurant facilities.

Court of Appeal quashes Cambridge green belt stadium permission

The Court of Appeal has quashed the grant of planning permission for a 3,000-seat football stadium in the green belt south of Cambridge, ruling that the local council had failed to give reasons for its decision.

Ed Sheeran gets go-ahead for 'giant garage'

Reports that the singer Ed Sheeran has won a planning battle to build a 'giant garage' feature in today's newspaper round-up.

Council parks and green spaces should get local plan backing, say MPs

Councils should 'recognise the importance of parks and green spaces' in their local plans, according to a new report on the future of public parks by the communities and local government select committee.

TfL sets out plan for Bakerloo line extension to Lewisham

Detailed proposals for station locations along the proposed route of an extension of the Bakerloo line beyond Elephant & Castle have been published by mayoral agency Transport for London (TfL).

Treasury support for Garden Bridge 'appears to be waning'

Reports that the Treasury has said that the business case for the controversial Garden Bridge over the Thames has weakened feature in today's newspaper round-up.