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Blogs & Comment
Expert comment and blogs on UK town planning news, planning system changes, NPPF, key decisions & appeals, development plans and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
News, key planning decisions & appeals, best practice, town planning policy & legislation for development management planners, covering housing, retail, town centres and other development types.
Town planning best practice and news covering planning system changes, NPPF and local & neighbourhood development plans for strategic planners.
Policy & Legislation
Town planning policy and legislation news and updates including current government consultations and legislation in progress.
Search the Development Control Practice manual of town planning best practice. DCP is a unique guide to the factors involved in seeking and making decisions on planning applications. It provides invaluable assistance for lawyers, developers and planning consultants who need to understand how councils make planning application decisions and provides local authorities with a comprehensive guide.
Summaries of key development management decisions, including appeals, ombudsman reports, court judgements and Secretary of State decisions. Cases selected and summarised by Development Control Services Ltd.
Compass Appeals Search
Search more than 175,000 decisions in the Compass planning appeals database. Compass Online provides a quick and convenient facility to locate and download highly relevant decisions saving research time and ensuring a greater chance of success with applications and appeals.
Development Plan Tracker
Track neighbourhood planning activity and local plan coverage including Core Stategies and view the latest data on interactive maps.
Track neighbourhood planning activity across England. Use our interactive map to view how many applications for neighbourhood planning powers have been received by English councils and the names of the groups that have submitted them.
Track English councils' progress in adopting local plans and view the latest data on our interactive map, including the latest updates on local plan coverage from the Planning Inspectorate.
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The Guide to Planning Lawyers, including a directory of law firms and tables of the top-rated solicitors and barristers.
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Special reports including the top 100 regeneration projects, the Planning Power 100, the Planning Consultancy Survey and the Planning Guides to Careers.
Top 100 Regeneration Projects
The top 100 regeneration projects ranked by investment size, with details including development progress, major funders and job creation.
Planning Power 100
Planning's Top 100 power list identifies the people in the UK who have the greatest influence over planning.
News, key decisions & appeals, policy and legislation covering key development types.
News and in-depth analysis on key topics for town planners.
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News and in-depth analysis of town planning changes, significant decisions and appeals, housing, retail, town centres and economic development in the English regions and UK devolved nations.
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