The government will use additional infrastructure funding to unlock growth and help more evenly distribute economic prosperity across the country, according to its industrial strategy, published today.
The government has signalled that it does not intend to back down over its recent move to strengthen neighbourhood plans, rejecting the grounds of a legal challenge threatened by a group of developers in a letter seen by Planning.2 comments
Councillors in Sussex last week approved plans for a regeneration scheme incorporating a tower block which would be Worthing's tallest building.
The Tory peer who has launched legal action in a bid to overturn the communities secretary's decision to allow a scheme comprising 50 homes in East Sussex has said that the approval has 'destroyed' a village's neighbourhood plan and 'destroyed people's trust in fair government'.
New funding for large-scale schemes is good news but longer-term measures are also needed, say Dominick Veasey and Fay Goodson.
Local consultation and cooperation has brought a 416 home development to fruition in the South Downs. David Dewar reports.
Observers attribute a sharp drop in the number of affordable homes delivered on rural exception sites to recent policy shifts that made landowners fear that housing delivered on such sites would not remain affordable in perpetuity.
When does a duty to give reasons for granting planning permission apply? The legal position is increasingly convoluted, despite the government decision in 2013 to remove the specific duty for councils to summarise reasons for approval on each permission.
Requiring as it did the agreement of ten neighbouring councils of differing political hues, the first draft of the strategic plan for Greater Manchester was an achievement in itself, even if adoption is still a distant prospect.
According to some well-connected sources, the housing white paper may have been published by the time you read this. If not, it is reported to be due to appear within days.1 comment
In May 2015, in the week before the general election, three ministerial decisions were quashed by the High Court.
No doubt the report issued by the Federation of Masters Builders (FMB) about the struggles faced by small housebuilders will have faded in your mind since Christmas.
Removing the barriers created by borders has been a fundamental part of the European Union's work.
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