A council in south Wales has been ordered by an inspector to pay an applicant's costs after it insisted on the payment of a transport tariff contribution, despite its soon-to-be-adopted Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charging schedule carrying no charge for residential development in the area of the appeal scheme.
The government is looking at a 'mechanism' to ensure that additional money raised from planning fee increases is ring-fenced for planning departments rather than absorbed into overall council spending.
The communities secretary's decision to back exploratory works at two sites in Lancashire has been hailed as a major boost for the shale gas industry, but environmental campaigners are scrutinising the outcome for loopholes.
The government has committed to establishing its new infrastructure advisory body 'on a permanent footing', but it will not have a statutory underpinning.
The planning system has 'held its own and remains ready' with average decision-making times and approval rates for major applications remaining broadly static, an annual planning survey has found.
Reports that a local authority that includes part of Prime Minister Theresa May's constituency is preparing to seek a judicial review if her government approves the expansion of Heathrow airport feature in today's newspaper round-up.
A call for the government to establish its advisory body the National Infrastructure Commission on a statutory footing features in today's newspaper round-up.
The government will "strengthen" national planning policy related to housing density, as part of a suite of planning changes designed to get more homes built, according to a source familiar with the proposals.1 comment
Reports that London mayor Sadiq Khan is to launch the UK's 'most comprehensive inquiry into the impact of foreign investment flooding London's housing market, amid growing fears about the scale of gentrification and rising housing costs in the capital' feature in today's newspaper round-up.
An Oxfordshire council's decision to break ranks on housing targets has raised questions over the area's efforts to meet the duty to cooperate, experts have warned.1 comment