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Ten things you need to know

Ten things you need to know

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has issued an apology for a scathing decision letter that slammed a council's appeal cost application as 'pathetic' and 'frivolous'.

Neighbourhood Watch: Cross-boundary plan progress

Neighbourhood Watch: Cross-boundary plan progress

An examiner's decision last month to back the Highgate Neighbourhood Plan in London clears the way for the first cross-boundary neighbourhood plan in the capital to proceed to a referendum.

Why a clarification on small sites policy could embolden town halls

Why a clarification on small sites policy could embolden town halls

More local planning authorities are likely to seek to levy affordable housing contributions on small sites following an attempt by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) to clarify the issue, according to experts.

Plans submitted for 3,200-home Basingstoke development

Plans submitted for 3,200-home Basingstoke development

A planning application has been submitted for a 3,200-home urban extension to Basingstoke, which its backers claim is one of the largest housing developments in the South East on public land.

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Planning Law Survey: Barristers - Best of the bar

Planning Law Survey: Barristers - Best of the bar

Planning's exclusive survey reveals which barristers are most admired by solicitors and planning and development professionals. Mark Wilding looks at who is topping the tables this year and why.

Councils may struggle to deliver extra capacity in return for fee rise, by Jamie Carpenter

Councils may struggle to deliver extra capacity in return for fee rise, by Jamie Carpenter

When Gavin Barwell addressed the communities and local government select committee at the end of last month, he told its members that, on becoming planning minister last July, a "whole array of people were brought in to talk to me".

The planning system is blind to the future, by Chris Brown

The planning system is blind to the future, by Chris Brown

A fundamental flaw in the planning system is its almost complete inability to see into the future.

The Planning Law Survey: The top law firms and solicitors

The Planning Law Survey: The top law firms and solicitors

Our survey reveals which planning law firms and individual solicitors are most highly rated by their clients, the legal outfits with the most planning specialists and key moves in the sector. Bryan Johnston and John Geoghegan report.


Policy Briefings

Policy summary: Changes to school permitted development rights

Policy summary: Changes to school permitted development rights

Policy: Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2017.

Policy Briefing: What build to rent policy changes mean for planners

Policy Briefing: What build to rent policy changes mean for planners

Government proposals to strengthen build to rent should provide certainty for councils and developers, says Kathryn Hampton.

Policy summary: Further changes proposed to agricultural permitted development rights

Policy summary: Further changes proposed to agricultural permitted development rights

Policy: Government Response to the Rural Planning Review Call for Evidence.

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