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Javid: new methodology to produce 35% increase in housing need figures in 156 areas

Javid: new methodology to produce 35% increase in housing need figures in 156 areas

More than 150 local authorities would see their housing need figures rise on average by 35 per cent under proposals published today for a new way for councils to assess their housing requirements, communities secretary Sajid Javid has said.

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Cheshire East local plan legal challenge to focus on flawed air quality data

Cheshire East local plan legal challenge to focus on flawed air quality data

A legal challenge against a Cheshire local authority's recently adopted local plan is based on its alleged failure to take into account 'serious errors' in its air quality data, it has been confirmed.

Campaigners win High Court fight over court costs changes

Campaigners win High Court fight over court costs changes

A High Court judge has ruled that elements of the government's new court costs rules which campaigners claimed would deter all but the wealthy from pursuing environmental legal challenges must be amended.

Javid blocks 700-home brownfield scheme over s106 'deficiencies'

Javid blocks 700-home brownfield scheme over s106 'deficiencies'

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has refused permission for a mixed-use scheme comprising more than 700 homes on a brownfield site in south-west London after finding 'serious deficiencies' in the section 106 unilateral undertaking drafted for the development.

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Why there are fresh questions over the third runway at Heathrow

Why there are fresh questions over the third runway at Heathrow

A delay to the timetable for MPs to vote on the policy statement that will guide the planning decision on Heathrow's expansion and reports that the Labour Party may withdraw its support for the project have raised questions over the future of the scheme.

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