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Revised plans for 185-home Dorset prison redevelopment approved

Revised plans for 185-home Dorset prison redevelopment approved

Revised plans for the conversion of a former prison in Dorset into a 185-home residential scheme have been approved by the local council after it had rejected an application for a previous scheme which included plans for four additional homes.

Go-ahead for 226 homes on north London estate

Go-ahead for 226 homes on north London estate

A north London borough has approved plans for 226 homes as part of a mixed-use redevelopment of a 1.44-hectare site within an existing housing estate, after planners concluded that the scheme would deliver both 'affordable and private housing in a sustainable location'.

Plans to be submitted for 'Liverpool's tallest building'

Plans to be submitted for 'Liverpool's tallest building'

Plans are due to be submitted for what its backers claim would be Liverpool's tallest building - a 530 home, 48-storey tower within the buffer zone boundary of the city's World Heritage Site.

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Forum: caravan enforcement query

Forum: caravan enforcement query

Q. I bought a piece of land that had had a residential caravan on it for more than three years without planning permission...

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How new performance criteria will penalise poor decisions

How new performance criteria will penalise poor decisions

A tightening of the special measures performance regime could see councils penalised for the first time for having too many major decisions overturned on appeal, an analysis by Planning suggests.

Neighbourhood Watch: Peer says Javid approval has 'destroyed' neighbourhood plan

Neighbourhood Watch: Peer says Javid approval has 'destroyed' neighbourhood plan

The Tory peer who has launched legal action in a bid to overturn the communities secretary's decision to allow a scheme comprising 50 homes in East Sussex has said that the approval has 'destroyed' a village's neighbourhood plan and 'destroyed people's trust in fair government'.

Why changes to St Paul's backdrop were not stopped by planning rules

Why changes to St Paul's backdrop were not stopped by planning rules

A row has erupted over the construction of a tower which campaigners say has harmed a protected view of St Paul's Cathedral, but experts say that is not clear whether a failure of planning guidance is to blame.

The ten most studied appeal and call-in decisions in 2016

The ten most studied appeal and call-in decisions in 2016

The government's promise to boost housing supply has been pursued in inspectors' and ministerial decisions during 2016. Seven of the ten most frequently downloaded cases from DCS Ltd's COMPASS online appeals database focused on medium to large-scale housing schemes on greenfield sites.


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Legal Viewpoint: Case confirms approach to calculating housing need

Legal Viewpoint: Case confirms approach to calculating housing need

Last month, an inspector reaffirmed that unconstrained objectively assessed need (OAN) applies in the absence of an up-to-date plan.

Legal Viewpoint: Basement case tests rules on engineering operations

Legal Viewpoint: Basement case tests rules on engineering operations

A decision by the London Borough of Camden to grant a certificate of lawfulness for a basement extension was the subject of a recent court challenge.

Legal Viewpoint: Powers of reason affecting decisions to grant consent

Legal Viewpoint: Powers of reason affecting decisions to grant consent

When does a duty to give reasons for granting planning permission apply? The legal position is increasingly convoluted, despite the government decision in 2013 to remove the specific duty for councils to summarise reasons for approval on each permission.