Planners are not valuers, so can be excused for believing that viability assessments are accurate valuations.
As mayor of London, Ken Livingstone operated a pan-London 50 per cent affordable housing policy that was rarely achieved. Boris Johnson reversed this, giving discretion to the boroughs to determine an appropriate figure.
On reading Planning's article The 21 authorities in line for local plan intervention (Planning, 8 April 2016), I noted that my council, East Hertfordshire, was on the list.
The secretary of state's decision to approve a free school in North Devon (Casebook, 11 March, p20) appears to set a worrying precedent for other large-scale development proposals in areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs).
Tucked away on page 71 of last week's Budget report is a promise to support a new enterprise zone at Brierley Hill in Dudley. Is that to sort out the mess created by the original 1980s enterprise zone, when someone slipped a regional shopping centre through the net and wiped out the town's trade overnight?
As a company that make a reasonable number of pre-application enquiries, we're finding it increasingly difficult to explain to our clients why they should pay pre-application fees and then not receive responses from the planning authorities for many weeks. The longest we have waited to get a response to a pre-application enquiry was 12 months.
I wonder how many readers come across planning applications for 'holiday park' cabin-style developments.
I am writing in connection with Ben Kochan's article of 27 November 2015 (see related articles) about the Thames Tideway Tunnel.
I wrote earlier this year (see related articles) about the government's introduction of permitted development (PD) rights for agricultural-to-residential conversions.
As an architect, I read Peter Bill's provocative piece "How to stop shoddy design before it hits the street" (see related article below) with some interest.
A Warwickshire council has resolved to continue to recommend a £75 per square metre Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge for residential development at a prospective garden village, despite a consultants' report recommending that the site should be zero-rated for CIL.
A High Court judge has ruled that if a residential basement development includes significant engineering operations amounting to a 'separate activity of substance', planning permission should be required for the works.
A High Court judge has backed a Nottinghamshire council's approval of a single wind turbine in the green belt.
A planning inspector has given an Oxfordshire authority a two-year deadline to plan to meet its share of Oxford City's unmet housing need.
Plans for 680 homes on countryside in Hampshire have been given the go-ahead by the communities secretary after he concluded that the council did not have an up-to-date local plan or a five-year housing land supply.
The government has announced a new tranche of funding worth £800,000 that councils can bid for to help them deal with shale gas planning applications.
A High Court judge has dismissed a Shropshire council's legal challenge against an inspector's decision to allow 290 homes.
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