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Housing land deliverability challenge fails

Plans for up to 175 houses, including 44 affordable homes, in the countryside outside the settlement boundary of a large village in Yorkshire were rejected after an inspector found no need to deviate from an adopted local plan.

Exclusive: Councils spend just 16% of CIL on infrastructure, investigation shows

Exclusive: Councils spend just 16% of CIL on infrastructure, investigation shows

The first 32 councils to start charging the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) have spent just 16 per cent of the tens of millions of pounds they have collected on infrastructure, according to a Planning investigation.

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Why a revision of an urban extension's design code has sparked a row

Why a revision of an urban extension's design code has sparked a row

A row has broken out after housebuilders successfully revised the design code for a 5,500-home development in Devon. But how often do developers of schemes seek to amend agreed design standards?

Neighbourhood Watch: Poll cements county's hotspot status

Neighbourhood Watch: Poll cements county's hotspot status

Herefordshire's status as a neighbourhood planning hotspot has been further underlined by residents' approval of a neighbourhood plan for the rural parish of Eaton Bishop.

GPDO In Depth & Comment

Retention of unspent CIL receipts is not in itself a sign of a problem, by Richard Garlick

Retention of unspent CIL receipts is not in itself a sign of a problem, by Richard Garlick

The future of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), which requires developers to contribute to infrastructure needed to support development across the planning authorities in which they build, is in doubt.

What court's reversal of minister's decision means for practitioners

What court's reversal of minister's decision means for practitioners

A High Court judgment reversing a ministerial decision to approve 50 homes in a West Sussex village may help clarify what should be considered material to planning appeals, according to experts.

How much Community Infrastructure Levy money have councils actually spent?

How much Community Infrastructure Levy money have councils actually spent?

A Planning investigation reveals that councils have collected tens of millions of pounds in Community Infrastructure Levy receipts, but only a small proportion has so far been spent on infrastructure. John Geoghegan reports.

Why the planning wreckers can take the summer off, by Graeme Bell

Why the planning wreckers can take the summer off, by Graeme Bell

Tis the silly season and what better way to celebrate the lazy, hazy days of summer than to think of something mad, like doing away with town planning?


Policy Briefings

Policy Summary: Neighbourhood plan status and scope for conditions covered in new regulations

Policy Summary: Neighbourhood plan status and scope for conditions covered in new regulations

POLICY: The Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 (Commencement No 1) Regulations 2017.

Policy Briefing: What does mayor's transport strategy mean for planning?

Policy Briefing: What does mayor's transport strategy mean for planning?

The mayor of London's draft transport strategy could reshape patterns of development over time, says Matthew Mainstone.

Policy Summary: Professions issue advice on reducing home noise nuisance

Policy Summary: Professions issue advice on reducing home noise nuisance

Policy: Professional Practice Guidance on Planning and Noise.

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