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The key planning issues raised by the Grenfell Tower blaze

The key planning issues raised by the Grenfell Tower blaze

While responsibility for fire safety does not lie with the planning system, planning committee members are nevertheless seeking extra assurances from applicants that tall building proposals are safe following last week's horrific blaze at the Grenfell Tower in west London.

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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What compulsory purchase climbdown means for estate regeneration

What compulsory purchase climbdown means for estate regeneration

A ministerial decision to block a compulsory purchase order that experts said appeared to give more weight to human rights issues than previous verdicts in this area has been quashed following a legal challenge.

How a plan to pilot land auctions would capture planning gain

How a plan to pilot land auctions would capture planning gain

Last week's Budget contained no direct references to planning, but observers have predicted that one initiative buried in the small print of the chancellor's statement could boost efforts to secure infrastructure funding from new development.

Adapting to Airbnb: How planners are tackling pressures from short-term lets

Adapting to Airbnb: How planners are tackling pressures from short-term lets

How London boroughs are tackling the pressures on local amenity and housing supply from the capital's boom in short-term lets.

Why a pan-London infrastructure levy is smashing its targets

Why a pan-London infrastructure levy is smashing its targets

Supporters of proposals to replace the Community Infrastructure Levy with a low-level charge say that new figures demonstrating the success of a pan-London levy set up to raise funds for the Crossrail project serve to bolster rather than undermine their case.


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