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Councils that are 'meeting housing need' to get more power to block office-resi conversions

Councils that are 'meeting housing need' to get more power to block office-resi conversions

The government has suggested it will grant more powers to councils to prevent office-to-residential conversions 'where an area is meeting its housing need', but has lost a House of Lords vote on a Labour amendment which sought to strengthen planning rules preventing pubs being converted to other uses.

The planning hurdles that the HS2 rail link's first phase must clear

The planning hurdles that the HS2 rail link's first phase must clear

Local planning authorities along the route of the high-speed rail link between London and Birmingham are preparing to determine scores of applications related to the detailed design of elements of the controversial infrastructure project after legislation paving the way for the scheme received Royal Assent last week.

Ministers face legal action over new court cost rules

Ministers face legal action over new court cost rules

The government faces a legal challenge from green campaigners over new rules scrapping automatic limits on the costs awards that can be levied on litigants in environmental cases.

Northamptonshire neighbourhood plan dropped after damning inspector's report

Northamptonshire neighbourhood plan dropped after damning inspector's report

A Northamptonshire village's neighbourhood plan has been withdrawn after an examiner concluded that its policies could 'actively prevent' sustainable development.

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PINS clarifies approach on small sites affordable housing contributions

PINS clarifies approach on small sites affordable housing contributions

A ministerial statement stipulating that affordable housing contributions should not be sought from small schemes does not automatically outweigh local policies, the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has said as it issued an apology to a borough which had complained over a series of decisions in which inspectors had come to differing views on the matter.

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