Rural Planning

News, analysis and discussion of rural and countryside planning issues including conservation and the rural economy.

Page Title RSS feed

Rural Planning News

Council to continue to press for garden village CIL charge

Council to continue to press for garden village CIL charge

A Warwickshire council has resolved to continue to recommend a £75 per square metre Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge for residential development at a prospective garden village, despite a consultants' report recommending that the site should be zero-rated for CIL.

Council given two years to plan to meet share of neighbour's overspill

Council given two years to plan to meet share of neighbour's overspill

A planning inspector has given an Oxfordshire authority a two-year deadline to plan to meet its share of Oxford City's unmet housing need.

Javid approves plans for 680 homes in Hampshire countryside

Javid approves plans for 680 homes in Hampshire countryside

Plans for 680 homes on countryside in Hampshire have been given the go-ahead by the communities secretary after he concluded that the council did not have an up-to-date local plan or a five-year housing land supply.

Latest Rural Planning Casebook Appeals

Search 180,000 appeals on COMPASS

Follow Us:
Planning Jobs

Rural Planning In Depth

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.

CIL Watch: who's charging what?

CIL Watch: who's charging what?

Want to know whether your local authority has published Community Infrastructure Levy proposals? Our live table includes the latest details of councils' levy plans, including a breakdown of charges by development type.

What an air quality ruling means  for infrastructure schemes

What an air quality ruling means for infrastructure schemes

Commentators say that major infrastructure schemes could face closer scrutiny of air quality impacts and greater vulnerability to legal challenge following a court judgement that ruled that the government's air quality plan (AQP) is unlawful.

Five key messages from Labour on rural planning

Five key messages from Labour on rural planning

Earlier this month, shadow environment secretary Rachael Maskell gave a keynote speech to the annual British Institute of Agricultural Consultants rural planning conference. Here is what we learned.


Rural Planning Comment

Legal Viewpoint: Why councils may have to flesh out reasons for consent

The Court of Appeal's judgment in a recent case from Kent raises crucial questions on local planning authorities' duty to give reasons for granting planning permission.

Blame for bad design can't be pinned on planners, by Chris Brown

There will be a couple of developers - namely Genr8 and Berkeley - breathing small sighs of relief at the moment, having narrowly dodged the bullet of winning the Carbuncle Cup.

1 comment

May should stick with elected mayors, by Richard Garlick

Former chancellor George Osborne championed devolution of power from Whitehall to England's cities.

2 comments

We need a green belt fit for the future, by Merrick Denton-Thompson

Only a small proportion of the UK's green belt has been lost to development. However, the public think otherwise. As a consequence, our politicians respond by continually pledging undying loyalty to the green belt in order to shore up their green credentials.

Development plans

Policy Tracker