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Planning for Housing: Fee rise should be in force by end of the year, says Quartermain

Planning for Housing: Fee rise should be in force by end of the year, says Quartermain

The ability for all English councils to raise planning application fees by 20 per cent should come into force by the 'end of the year', the government's chief planner has said.

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Planning for Housing: HCA wants government to replace ATLAS team, says director

Planning for Housing: HCA wants government to replace ATLAS team, says director

The government's housing and regeneration quango is trying to persuade the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to replace its team that advised on large planning applications, one of its directors has revealed.

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Planning for Housing: National infrastructure assessment next steps signalled

Planning for Housing: National infrastructure assessment next steps signalled

More details of how the UK's first national infrastructure assessment (NIA) is shaping up are due to appear over the next two weeks, the top official at the body behind its production signalled yesterday.

Planning for Housing: Housing delivery test is a 'blunt instrument', says housebuilder

Planning for Housing: Housing delivery test is a 'blunt instrument', says housebuilder

A leading housebuilder has criticised the government's proposed new housing delivery test as a 'blunt instrument'.

Planning for Housing: Applicants 'responding positively' to London mayor's affordable homes drive

Planning for Housing: Applicants 'responding positively' to London mayor's affordable homes drive

Applicants have responded positively to London mayor Sadiq Khan's new guidance on affordable housing, the Planning for Housing conference was told today.

Planning for Housing: Planning committees in line with officers 'nine out of ten times'

Planning for Housing: Planning committees in line with officers 'nine out of ten times'

Planning committees make decisions consistent with officer recommendations 'nine out of ten times', according to a council leader speaking at the Planning for Housing conference today.

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Planning for Housing: Government to bring 'more transparency' to developer contributions

Planning for Housing: Government to bring 'more transparency' to developer contributions

The government will aim to bring more transparency and certainty into the developer contributions process when it announces its position on the issue next month, a Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) official said today.

Planning for Housing: Plans group chair calls for 'mature debate' on green belt

Planning for Housing: Plans group chair calls for 'mature debate' on green belt

London and the South East will get nowhere near meeting their housing needs unless there is a 'more mature' debate on the green belt, the chairman of the government's Local Plans Expert Group (LPEG) told the Planning for Housing Conference today.

Planning for Housing: Research reveals drop in homes granted at appeal

Planning for Housing: Research reveals drop in homes granted at appeal

The number of appeals dismissed where a local authority has been able to demonstrate a five-year housing land supply has increased from 14 to 25 per cent over the past 18 months, research unveiled today suggests.

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