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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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Inspector backs 438 home station scheme despite officers' 'monolithic' claim

Inspector backs 438 home station scheme despite officers' 'monolithic' claim

A planning inspector has allowed an appeal against a council's refusal of plans for the 438-home mixed-use redevelopment of a Surrey train station, after dismissing the council's claim that the development would appear as a 'monolithic' feature, harming the setting of listed buildings.

Bromley publishes initial development levy plans

Bromley publishes initial development levy plans

One of the last London boroughs to introduce the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) has taken its first step towards introducing the development tax.

Homes England mulls CPO to progress 3,000-home Oxfordshire airfield scheme

Homes England mulls CPO to progress 3,000-home Oxfordshire airfield scheme

Government housing agency Homes England has said that it will consider using compulsory purchase powers to progress work on a possible 3,000-home development on a former airfield in Oxfordshire.

Cala boss criticises landbanking review 'distraction'

Cala boss criticises landbanking review 'distraction'

Reports that the chief executive of housebuilder Cala Homes has hit out at the government's review into land banking feature in today's newspaper round-up.

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Appeal Court dismisses developer's land supply challenge

Appeal Court dismisses developer's land supply challenge

The Court of Appeal has rejected a developer's legal challenge against a planning inspector's conclusion that a Leicestershire council was able to demonstrate a five year housing land supply, ruling that the inspector was 'well within the bounds of reasonable planning judgment'.

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