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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 the government has said it is 'keen to engage' on controversial measures in the Neighbourhood Planning Bill to restrict the use of pre-commencement conditions during the bill's progress through the House of Lords.

Developers give ministers more time to respond to parish plan legal challenge

Developers give ministers more time to respond to parish plan legal challenge

The consortium of developers that has threatened to launch a legal challenge to overturn the government's move to strengthen neighbourhood plans has given ministers an extra week to respond.

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Judge overturns Surrey green belt sports facility permission

Judge overturns Surrey green belt sports facility permission

The High Court has overturned planning permission for a new football and athletics facility on green belt land in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey, upholding a complaint that the local council had erred in its application of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

Go-ahead for 2,350 Cambridgeshire homes

Go-ahead for 2,350 Cambridgeshire homes

Plans have been approved for up to 2,350 homes at a site to west of Cambridge, despite planners recognising that the plans would be contrary to policies in the local council's adopted and emerging local plans.

NPPG In Depth & Comment

The ten most studied appeal and call-in decisions in 2016

The ten most studied appeal and call-in decisions in 2016

The government's promise to boost housing supply has been pursued in inspectors' and ministerial decisions during 2016. Seven of the ten most frequently downloaded cases from DCS Ltd's COMPASS online appeals database focused on medium to large-scale housing schemes on greenfield sites.

Local Plan Watch: Greater Manchester authorities reach local plan milestones

Local Plan Watch: Greater Manchester authorities reach local plan milestones

Two Greater Manchester boroughs have reached key milestones in their local plan preparation, with Rochdale adopting its core strategy in October and Salford last month publishing a draft local plan for consultation.

Ten 2016 court rulings you need to know

Ten 2016 court rulings you need to know

Prominent lawyers highlight the most significant legal decisions of the year.

How the government's infrastructure adviser will assess long-term needs

How the government's infrastructure adviser will assess long-term needs

An assessment of the UK's needs being drawn up by the government's infrastructure adviser will consider the interactions between housing and infrastructure, but is unlikely to take the form of a national spatial plan.


Policy Briefings

Policy Briefing: How the Greater Manchester draft plan affects you

Policy Briefing: How the Greater Manchester draft plan affects you

The city-region framework's focus on a few large sites could present challenges, says Gary Halman.

Policy Briefing: How a ruling on speculative schemes affects you

Policy Briefing: How a ruling on speculative schemes affects you

A court ruling will make non-plan-compliant schemes harder to approve, says Keith Fenwick.

Policy Summary: Trust guidance outlines planning's role in protecting parks and gardens heritage

Policy Summary: Trust guidance outlines planning's role in protecting parks and gardens heritage

Policy: The Planning System in England and the Protection of Historic Parks and Gardens - Guidance for Local Planning Authorities.

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