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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Government announces fresh allocations from £100m infrastructure fund

The government has said that nearly 10,000 homes will be delivered through a fresh set of allocations from a £100 million infrastructure fund intended to assist in the delivery of large-scale housing developments.

Data blog: 'Experimental' data highlights potential impact of special measures criteria change

From next year, the government's special measures performance regime is set to be tightened in a change intended to see local planning authorities penalised in instances where more than 10 per cent of decisions over a two-year period are overturned on appeal.

Controversial 'Garden Bridge' project officially scrapped

London's controversial 'Garden Bridge' project has been officially scrapped, the trust behind the scheme has announced today.

Judge overturns communities secretary's refusal of 180 Cheshire homes

A High Court judge has overturned the communities secretary's refusal last year of plans for 180 homes in Cheshire after ruling that the minister had failed to supply 'any rational explanation' as to why he had dismissed a planning condition intended to promote local training and employment opportunities.

London mayor 'scraps Westway cycle superhighway plan'

Reports that plans to build a cycle superhighway on London's Westway flyover have been formally axed feature in today's newspaper round-up.

Farmers seek exemption from mooted Local Infrastructure Tariff

Farmers and landowners are pressing the government for farm buildings to be exempted from a new local infrastructure tax suggested in a review of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

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Government details scope of review into energy costs

An independent review into reducing the cost of energy in the UK will look at methods of cost-effective generation and transmission, the government has confirmed.

High Court quashes Gloucestershire supermarket approval

A High Court judge has quashed a Gloucestershire council's planning permission for a new supermarket after ruling that councillors failed to properly assess its retail impact, despite warnings from planners.

Buckinghamshire council loses student flats enforcement court battle

A Buckinghamshire council has failed in a High Court bid to force a developer to dismantle what it claimed were 'inadequate' student flats.

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Cheshire council to check hundreds of decisions on air quality data

Hundreds of planning decisions are to be reviewed by a Cheshire council after it reported incorrect air quality figures as a result of 'deliberate and systematic manipulation of data'.

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