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The implications of the High Court's duty to cooperate verdict

The implications of the High Court's duty to cooperate verdict

The High Court's decision to throw out a Hertfordshire authority's legal bid to overturn an inspector's verdict that it did not meet the duty to cooperate in drawing up its draft plan underlines the seriousness with which local planning authorities need to treat the legal test, experts have said.

Three ways in which the Olympic legacy vision has changed over the past 15 years

Three ways in which the Olympic legacy vision has changed over the past 15 years

Plans for the post-games Olympic Park have altered considerably since the first legacy blueprint was published, says Mark Wilding - and they are likely to change again.

Are efforts to improve the Planning Inspectorate's casework performance paying off?

Are efforts to improve the Planning Inspectorate's casework performance paying off?

Figures contained in the Planning Inspectorate's latest annual report show that the body has reduced the time taken to decide smaller appeals in the past year. But its performance on larger, more complex appeals has slipped again, prompting observers to question whether the inspectorate has enough experienced inspectors to handle the work.

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