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Committee members seek assurances in wake of London fire

Committee members seek assurances in wake of London fire

Planning committee members are seeking extra assurances from applicants that tall building proposals are safe following last week's horrific blaze at the Grenfell Tower in west London, the Planning Officers Society (POS) has said.

Planning officers question Queen's Speech silence on compulsory purchase

Planning officers question Queen's Speech silence on compulsory purchase

The absence from the Queen's Speech of any promised legislation to make compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) easier for councils to use could hamper planning authorities ability to drive housing delivery, according to the organisation that represents senior planning officers.

Mayor unveils plan to use revamped developer levy to raise cash for Crossrail 2

Mayor unveils plan to use revamped developer levy to raise cash for Crossrail 2

Office developments in central London and the Isle of Dogs would face a charge of £185 per square metre of floorspace from March 2019 under mayoral plans to repurpose the existing pan-London Community Infrastructure Levy to raise funds towards the cost of the Crossrail 2 infrastructure project.

Yorkshire local plan scoops top planning award

Yorkshire local plan scoops top planning award

A Yorkshire local plan has scooped the top award at this year's Planning Awards.

Inspector backs council over 96-home north London refusal

Inspector backs council over 96-home north London refusal

Plans for a 96-home development in north London have been blocked by a planning inspector because of a lack of affordable housing.

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