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Appeal judges have confirmed that developments requiring planning permission cannot become permitted development by default just because of delays in local authority decision-making.
Last month's 58.8 per cent vote in favour of a Hampshire neighbourhood plan is one of the tightest referendum results to date, an analysis of figures compiled by Planning reveals.
Volunteers in Kent have helped prepare a local list protecting heritage assets for their district council, reports David Dewar
A football club worked with the local council and community to win consent for its training ground, Joey Gardiner reports.
A Berkshire local authority has published a draft local plan setting out new homes targets that fall short of its objectively assessed housing need.
A Sussex council's block on new traffic-generating development and its decision to lower its housing targets have caused confusion and concern among applicants and neighbouring authorities.