Hampshire council says it will "tear up" draft local plan over standard method

Hampshire council says it will "tear up" draft local plan over standard method

Fareham Borough Council has announced that it will "tear up" its draft local plan and start again due to a 30 per cent increase in homes required by the government's new standard method for calculating housing need.

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A developer ordered to demolish his 11-home scheme because a council believes two extra houses were built without consent has said he will appeal against the decision.

London mayor launches £10 million fund to boost councils' planning and housing capacity

London mayor launches £10 million fund to boost councils' planning and housing capacity

The mayor of London has today launched a new £10 million fund to help increase capacity in boroughs' planning and housing teams so they can build more homes in the capital.

Northamptonshire plastic recycling plant approved despite air quality concerns.

Northamptonshire plastic recycling plant approved despite air quality concerns.

County councillors have approved controversial plans for a plastic recycling plant in Northamptonshire, despite concerns raised about air quality and opposition from the local MP.

How inspectors are interpreting the NPPF's demands for better design

How inspectors are interpreting the NPPF's demands for better design

Revised national planning policy introduces new requirements for authorities and applicants that aim to boost design quality in new schemes. But how is it playing out on the ground, Colin Marrs asks.


The fallout from the Westminster hospitality code breach

The fallout from the Westminster hospitality code breach

A Westminster City Council investigation has found that its former planning committee chairman breached the authority's code of conduct in relation to hospitality he enjoyed from developers.

Why some councils are charging high fees for joining self-build registers

Why some councils are charging high fees for joining self-build registers

Some London boroughs are requiring those interested in building or customising their own home to pay up to £350 to register their interest, Planning has discovered.

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Seven things you need to know about the Planning for Housing conference

The Planning for Housing conference, organised by Planning, took place in London last week. Here are seven key messages we picked up from last week's event.

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Briefing: What updated practice guidance means for neighbourhood planning

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10 key things that happened this week

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