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More than half of authorities to face penalties for under-delivery, finds report

More than half of authorities to face penalties for under-delivery, finds report

The government's proposed housing delivery test could require more than half of local authorities to provide a 20 per cent buffer on their housing land supply, according to an analysis by consultancy Lichfields.

What figures reveal on take-up of storage-to-residential right

What figures reveal on take-up of storage-to-residential right

New official statistics show that more than half of prior approval applications for the conversion of storage and distribution uses to housing are being approved, but some councils are sufficiently concerned about the impact of such changes that they are removing the permitted development rights.

Inflation-proofing mechanism pushes up infrastructure levy charges

Inflation-proofing mechanism pushes up infrastructure levy charges

A mechanism intended to ensure that Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charges respond to market conditions has pushed up rates by nearly a third in some of the first local areas to adopt the levy, an analysis by Planning has found.

Neighbourhood plan trumps housing shortfall as High Court backs housing refusal

Neighbourhood plan trumps housing shortfall as High Court backs housing refusal

A developer's plans to build 100 homes at Yapton, West Sussex, was rejected in the High Court today, after the judge ruled that the communities secretary had not given excessive weight to a neighbourhood plan.

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Campaigners lose High Court effort to block Lancashire fracking

Campaigners lose High Court effort to block Lancashire fracking

Campaigners fighting a government decision to approve a fracking site in Lancashire have lost a High Court action.

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