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Conservatives 2013: Boles: 'shoot me if I'm still planning minister after election'

Conservatives 2013: Boles: 'shoot me if I'm still planning minister after election'

Nick Boles has told a Tory party conference fringe event to 'shoot me' if he is still planning minister after the next general election.

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Council set to withdraw core strategy following new housing need study

Council set to withdraw core strategy following new housing need study

A council in Surrey is set to withdraw its key planning document after carrying out a study that indicated it would have to 'significantly' raise its proposed annual housebuilding target.

Developers threaten judicial review over neighbourhood plan, says council

Developers threaten judicial review over neighbourhood plan, says council

A council has complained of 'corporate bullying' after three housebuilders threatened a judicial review over a neighbourhood plan that recently passed examination.

Inspector warns council over housing shortfall

Inspector warns council over housing shortfall

A Staffordshire district council has said that it is willing to identify land for an additional 900 homes after an inspector warned that its local plan fails to make adequate provision for housing need.

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Judge declares Leeds planning policies 'unlawful'

Judge declares Leeds planning policies 'unlawful'

Leeds City Council's attempts to protect the city's historic canal-side from housing development have suffered a major setback after a High Court judge declared two council planning policies 'unlawful'.

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Pickles backs developer over 'unrealistic' affordable homes requirement

Pickles backs developer over 'unrealistic' affordable homes requirement

The communities secretary has approved a mixed-use scheme in east London, ruling that the council's expectation for affordable housing provision to be provided by the development was 'unrealistic'.

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Government vows infrastructure push to drive industrial strategy

Government vows infrastructure push to drive industrial strategy

The government will use additional infrastructure funding to unlock growth and help more evenly distribute economic prosperity across the country, according to its industrial strategy, published today.

Government rejects threatened grounds of challenge against neighbourhood planning changes

Government rejects threatened grounds of challenge against neighbourhood planning changes

The government has signalled that it does not intend to back down over its recent move to strengthen neighbourhood plans, rejecting the grounds of a legal challenge threatened by a group of developers in a letter seen by Planning.

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Plans for Worthing's tallest building approved by councillors

Plans for Worthing's tallest building approved by councillors

Councillors in Sussex last week approved plans for a regeneration scheme incorporating a tower block which would be Worthing's tallest building.

'Place-based strategy' to form key plank of industrial policy

'Place-based strategy' to form key plank of industrial policy

A 'place-based strategy' to 'build on the particular strengths of different places and address factors that hold places back' will form a key part of the government's industrial strategy which is due to be published later today.

Milton Keynes celebrates 50th anniversary

Milton Keynes celebrates 50th anniversary

Reports that 'adoring residents' will today celebrate the 50th birthday of Milton Keynes feature in today's newspaper round-up.

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