The last fortnight's five most popular stories on PlanningResource.co.uk
Nick Boles has told a Tory party conference fringe event to 'shoot me' if he is still planning minister after the next general election.7 comments
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.
A council has complained of 'corporate bullying' after three housebuilders threatened a judicial review over a neighbourhood plan that recently passed examination.
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'.
Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that measures in the Housing White Paper to 'free up more land for new homes in the right places, speed up build-out by encouraging modern methods of construction and diversify who builds homes in the country', will form part of the government's legislative agenda for the coming parliament.
An inspector's decision to allow plans for up to 400 new homes close to a historic mansion in Derbyshire has been overturned by the High Court, after a judge found that he had taken an 'artificially narrow approach' in assessing harm to the setting of heritage assets.
The government has pledged to take forward a series of commitments in the Housing White Paper, but documents published alongside this week's Queen's Speech suggest that the action will be confined to non-legislative changes.
Reports that 68 flats in a luxury apartment complex are to be made available to families displaced by the Grenfell Tower fire feature in today's newspaper round-up.
Plans for a 96-home development in north London have been blocked by a planning inspector because of a lack of affordable housing.
- Planning Officer Hastings Borough Council Hastings, East Sussex
- Area Development Manager (Outer) Norwich City Council Norwich, Norfolk
- Senior Compliance and Enforcement Officer Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Basingstoke, Hampshire
- Development Specialist Aylesbury Vale District Council Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire
- Planning Inspector (Planning Enforcement Team) Westminster City Council City Hall, 64 Victoria Street, SW1E 6QP