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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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Imposing elected mayors risks alienation, political commentator warns

Imposing elected mayors risks alienation, political commentator warns

Central government imposing elected mayors in areas without popular support risks alienating people from the democratic process, political commentator Matthew Parris has warned.

Plans submitted for Bristol 'Temple Quarter' university campus

Plans submitted for Bristol 'Temple Quarter' university campus

The University of Bristol has submitted an outline planning application for a new 'Temple Quarter' campus on a three-hectare site in the city centre.

Cambridgeshire councils ticked off over 'jumping to conclusions' over local plans examination

Cambridgeshire councils ticked off over 'jumping to conclusions' over local plans examination

Planning inspectors have have told two councils that it was 'not appropriate' for them 'to jump to conclusions' after they published an email suggesting that the inspectors had not raised any 'fundamental' objections to their draft local plans.

Second West Midlands devolution deal includes money for 'Mayoral Housing Delivery Team'

Second West Midlands devolution deal includes money for 'Mayoral Housing Delivery Team'

A government commitment of £6 million to support a new 'Mayoral Housing Delivery Team' is included in a second devolution deal between the government and West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA).

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