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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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Council plans outdoor adventure park near Sheffield City Centre

Council plans outdoor adventure park near Sheffield City Centre

Plans have been announced to develop a outdoor leisure destination on the site of a former ski village close to Sheffield city centre.

Lancaster proposes 1,500 green belt homes in draft local plan

Lancaster proposes 1,500 green belt homes in draft local plan

Lancaster City Council has published a draft local plan which is intended to support the delivery of more than 13,500 homes in the city in the next 15 years - including 1,500 on green belt land.

Javid approves Lancashire edge-of-town supermarket

Javid approves Lancashire edge-of-town supermarket

The communities secretary has approved plans for a supermarket on the edge of Southport in Lancashire, after he agreed with an inspector that the scheme's 'impact on the vitality and viability of the town centre would not be significantly adverse'.

Court blocks developer's challenge to rival shopping centre

Court blocks developer's challenge to rival shopping centre

The Court of Appeal has blocked a developer's attempt to overturn planning approval for a rival shopping development in a Lancashire new town which it claimed threatened its own scheme's future viability.

Morrisons 'plans 700 homes at north London store'

Morrisons 'plans 700 homes at north London store'

Reports that Morrisons has announced plans 'to build 700 homes as part of the redevelopment of its Camden store in north London' feature in today's newspaper round-up.

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