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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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Land deal could help deliver new Everton stadium

Land deal could help deliver new Everton stadium

Reports that Everton Football Club's plans for a new stadium could take a significant step forward if Liverpool City Council signs off a land deal with the club next week feature in today's newspaper round-up.

New Welsh household projections show lower rate of growth

New Welsh household projections show lower rate of growth

New Welsh government household projections show a lower rate of growth compared to previous figures.

'Permission in principle' for newly allocated housing sites to come into force next month

'Permission in principle' for newly allocated housing sites to come into force next month

The Housing and Planning Act's 'permission in principle' for sites allocated for housing will come into force on April 15, according to a statutory instrument published by the government yesterday.

The Planning Law Survey 2017: Pinsent Masons is the most admired law firm

The Planning Law Survey 2017: Pinsent Masons is the most admired law firm

Law firm Pinsent Masons has topped Planning's ranking of the most respected planning law firms for the fourth year running.

Neighbourhood Watch: Cross-boundary plan progress

Neighbourhood Watch: Cross-boundary plan progress

An examiner's decision last month to back the Highgate Neighbourhood Plan in London clears the way for the first cross-boundary neighbourhood plan in the capital to proceed to a referendum.

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