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10 things you need to know

10 things you need to know

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that campaigners have secured a date at the High Court to seek to overturn a council's resolution to grant consent for a 1,800-home development on a 248-hectare aerodrome site in Surrey.

NPPF viability test hindering councils' affordable homes provision, says TCPA report

NPPF viability test hindering councils' affordable homes provision, says TCPA report

Almost two-thirds of councils say the National Planning Policy Framework's (NPPF's) viability test has thwarted their ability to secure adequate affordable housing for their area, according to a new survey.

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What the Supreme Court's NPPF ruling means for practitioners

What the Supreme Court's NPPF ruling means for practitioners

In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court has ruled that the absence of a five-year supply of deliverable sites should render out of date only those policies dealing with the numbers and distribution of housing and not those which seek to restrict housing.

200-home Leicestershire scheme refused due to site's green wedge role

200-home Leicestershire scheme refused due to site's green wedge role

An inspector has refused a proposal for over 200 homes on a greenfield site separating two settlements in Leicestershire, on the grounds that its adverse impacts would 'significantly and demonstrably' outweigh its benefits.

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Legal viewpoint: Common sense triumphs in housing supply judgment

Legal viewpoint: Common sense triumphs in housing supply judgment

The Supreme Court's first judgment on the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has rejected a broad approach to the meaning of paragraph 49, which states that "relevant policies for the supply of housing" should not be considered up to date where a council cannot show a five-year supply.

Supreme Court offers little succour to councils with land supply shortages, by Richard Garlick

Supreme Court offers little succour to councils with land supply shortages, by Richard Garlick

Paragraph 49 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) says that "relevant policies for the supply of housing should not be considered up-to-date if the local planning authority cannot demonstrate a five-year supply of deliverable housing sites".

What if Gavin Barwell goes after the election?

What if Gavin Barwell goes after the election?

He is not yet a year into the job, but planning minister Gavin Barwell's continued occupation of the role has been thrown into doubt by next month's general election. Joey Gardiner looks at his impact so far and what a possible departure could mean.

What the snap poll means for the government's programme of planning policy changes

What the snap poll means for the government's programme of planning policy changes

Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a snap general election could see changes to timetables for the implementation of key changes to the planning system, according to experts.


Policy Briefings

Policy Briefing: What build to rent policy changes mean for planners

Policy Briefing: What build to rent policy changes mean for planners

Government proposals to strengthen build to rent should provide certainty for councils and developers, says Kathryn Hampton.

Policy Briefing: Why planners need to know about air quality policy

Policy Briefing: Why planners need to know about air quality policy

With air pollution receiving greater attention, planners need to give increasing consideration to the issue, says Justine Thornton QC.

Policy Summary: White Paper moots updating policies on neighbourhood planning and design

Policy Summary: White Paper moots updating policies on neighbourhood planning and design

Policy: Proposals to Amend Neighbourhood Planning and Design Policies in the Housing White Paper.

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