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Fresh Bluewater expansion plans approved

Fresh Bluewater expansion plans approved

Plans have been approved for the expansion of the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent after planners concluded that there would be no negative impacts on neighbouring town centres which could not be mitigated.

Plans submitted for 1,400-home Luton urban extension

Plans submitted for 1,400-home Luton urban extension

Housebuilder Bloor Homes has submitted outline proposals for up to 1,400 homes on a site on the eastern edge of Luton.

Neighbourhood Planning Bill nears Royal Assent

Neighbourhood Planning Bill nears Royal Assent

The Neighbourhood Planning Bill is awaiting Royal Assent after peers yesterday agreed to MPs' amendments to the legislation.

Royal 'mega-basement' plans provoke local 'outrage'

Royal 'mega-basement' plans provoke local 'outrage'

Reports that plans to develop a 'mega-basement' beneath an orangery in the grounds of Kensington Palace have provoked local 'outrage' feature in today's newspaper round-up.

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CIL Watch: who's charging what?

CIL Watch: who's charging what?

Want to know whether your local authority has published Community Infrastructure Levy proposals? Our live table includes the latest details of councils' levy plans, including a breakdown of charges by development type.

Khan's affordability deal looks like a tall order, by Joey Gardiner

Khan's affordability deal looks like a tall order, by Joey Gardiner

The recent publication of the pipeline of tall buildings in London, pulled together by consultant GL Hearn, showed a record 455 schemes over 20 storeys at stages between application and completion.

What the delivery test's sanctions would mean for authorities

What the delivery test's sanctions would mean for authorities

A government test that comes into effect in November is likely to require more than half of English local authorities to demonstrate that they have a housing land supply that is 20 per cent above what is essential to meet need over the next five years, according to research published last week.

How the 'Great Repeal Bill' could affect the planning system

How the 'Great Repeal Bill' could affect the planning system

Environmentalists fear that plans to write existing European Union (EU) regulations into UK law could result in a weakening of environmental protections, but experts believe that the government will be too preoccupied with the technicalities of Brexit to attempt significant change.


Policy Briefings

Policy Summary: Route-wide order approves matters ancillary to HS2 construction

Policy Summary: Route-wide order approves matters ancillary to HS2 construction

Policy: High Speed Rail (London-West Midlands) Act 2017: Government Response to the Consultation on the Draft Class Approval for Matters Ancillary to Development under Schedule 17.

Policy Briefing: What are the facts about  land banking?

Policy Briefing: What are the facts about land banking?

Can land banking explain the gap between the number of permissions issued and the number of homes built, asks Jamie McKie.

Policy Summary: New guidance on getting consent for housing with major infrastructure projects

Policy Summary: New guidance on getting consent for housing with major infrastructure projects

Policy: Guidance on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects and Housing.

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