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Muslim burial ground approved in capital's green belt

Muslim burial ground approved in capital's green belt

Plans for a Muslim burial ground serving north-east London have been allowed in the green belt after communities secretary Sajid Javid found that a need for the facility had been established.

Plans approved for Redhill mixed-use scheme despite affordable housing shortfall

Plans approved for Redhill mixed-use scheme despite affordable housing shortfall

A multiplex cinema, restaurants, shops and 153 homes have been approved for Redhill town centre in Surrey in line with a recommendation from planners who concluded that the scheme's non-policy compliant level of affordable housing was 'justified'.

Plans for Worthing's tallest building approved by councillors

Plans for Worthing's tallest building approved by councillors

Councillors in Sussex last week approved plans for a regeneration scheme incorporating a tower block which would be Worthing's tallest building.

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Forum: Archaeological excavations query

Forum: Archaeological excavations query

Q Should planning applications be made when archaeological excavations are being proposed? WM

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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.

Why new government targets could see 22 councils lose planning powers next year

Why new government targets could see 22 councils lose planning powers next year

The expansion of the special measures regime to penalise town halls that take too long to decide minor schemes could hand many more applicants the option of sending their applications straight to the Planning Inspectorate, an analysis suggests.

Ten 2016 court rulings you need to know

Ten 2016 court rulings you need to know

Prominent lawyers highlight the most significant legal decisions of the year.


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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.

Legal Viewpoint: Blocked court access shows need for clarity on deadlines

Legal Viewpoint: Blocked court access shows need for clarity on deadlines

The High Court recently considered whether it has jurisdiction to hear applications under section 288 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 made outside the period allowed for bringing the challenge.

Legal Viewpoint: Why councils may have to flesh out reasons for consent

Legal Viewpoint: Why councils may have to flesh out reasons for consent

The Court of Appeal's judgment in a recent case from Kent raises crucial questions on local planning authorities' duty to give reasons for granting planning permission.