The communities secretary has backed out of a legal battle with a south London borough over his decision to not grant a compulsory purchase order (CPO) which would allow the council to progress work on a major estate regeneration project.
Plans have been approved for the expansion of the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent after planners concluded that there would be no negative impacts on neighbouring town centres which could not be mitigated.
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has confirmed that a proposed 20 per cent rise in planning fees will go ahead in July, after an error in a departmental publication published last week suggested that it had been delayed until the autumn.
- Principal Planning Officer Mendip District Council Shepton Mallet, Somerset
- Senior Planning Officer (Enforcement) (007432) - External Stoke-on-Trent City Council Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
- Principal Planning Officer (Development Management) Bracknell Forest Borough Council Bracknell, Berkshire
- Senior Planners RPS Abingdon, Bristol & Leeds
- Senior Planning Officer (Enforcement) Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council Newcastle-under-Lyme, Staffordshire
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Environmentalists fear that plans to write existing European Union (EU) regulations into UK law could result in a weakening of environmental protections, but experts believe that the government will be too preoccupied with the technicalities of Brexit to attempt significant change.
The government's decision to lift a holding direction on a West Yorkshire council's core strategy has helped to crystallise ministers' position on green belt release, but concerns are growing over the delays arising from their intervention in local plan preparation.
A government test that comes into effect in November is likely to require more than half of English local authorities to demonstrate that they have a housing land supply that is 20 per cent above what is essential to meet need over the next five years, according to research published last week.
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The recent publication of the pipeline of tall buildings in London, pulled together by consultant GL Hearn, showed a record 455 schemes over 20 storeys at stages between application and completion.
There seems to be a dysfunction within planning policy. The government wants more homes built more quickly and it now, according to the the Housing White Paper, understands that the speculative housebuilder business model of unloved standard house types is the main culprit in the slow pace of sales and therefore supply.1 comment
When developers buy land that has the benefit of planning permission, they know that the fact they did not apply for it themselves is irrelevant because the consent runs with the land, not the original applicant.
Will planning authorities around the country be scrabbling to increase their housing land supply in advance of the first application of the new housing delivery test in November?
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