Three councils to ask PINS to confirm their housing land supply positions for a year

Three councils to ask PINS to confirm their housing land supply positions for a year

Three local authorities have indicated that they intend to submit an annual position statement (APS) to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) in a bid to confirm for a 12-month period that they have a five-year housing land supply.

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1,100-home Preston urban extension approved on unallocated open countryside

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Plans for an 1,100-home greenfield urban extension to Preston have been given the go-ahead despite the site being identified as open countryside in the council's adopted local plan.

Plans approved for 2,100-home west London Tesco and Homebase redevelopments

Plans approved for 2,100-home west London Tesco and Homebase redevelopments

Plans have been approved for the demolition of two neighbouring west London stores to make way for over 2,100 homes, despite recognition from planners that the developments would represent a "step-change" compared to the scale of existing development on the site.

‘Britain's most luxurious shed to be torn down as members regard it as a bungalow’

‘Britain's most luxurious shed to be torn down as members regard it as a bungalow’

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The lessons for planning teams of the government's Liverpool City Council probe

The lessons for planning teams of the government's Liverpool City Council probe

A report into alleged failings at Liverpool City Council found undue pressure being placed on planning officers and a failure of enforcement to tackle unlawful development. According to some observers, the episode highlights the potential risks of planners and property officers working in the same directorate.

The implications of a proposed NPPF tweak requiring councils planning large settlements to think longer term

The implications of a proposed NPPF tweak requiring councils planning large settlements to think longer term

A tweak to national policy would mean councils proposing large settlements in their local plans to produce 30-year "vision" documents. Practitioners said the move will require local authority plan-makers to provide more detail on how such schemes would be delivered, but said there is uncertainty over how inspectors should assess them.

11 things you need to know about the government's First Homes proposals

11 things you need to know about the government's First Homes proposals

The government has responded to a consultation on introducing a new form of affordable housing to be delivered through the planning system. Below, we summarise the key points that you need to know.

CIL Watch: Mayoral levy collection period for Crossrail extended by ten years to cover project’s extra cost

CIL Watch: Mayoral levy collection period for Crossrail extended by ten years to cover project’s extra cost

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