Surrey green belt garden village blocked by new secretary of state

Surrey green belt garden village blocked by new secretary of state

Plans for more than 1,000 homes on green belt land in Surrey have been turned down in new housing secretary James Brokenshire's first recovered appeal decision, issued yesterday.

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800 green belt homes approved by Broxbourne council

800 green belt homes approved by Broxbourne council

Broxbourne Borough Council has approved three planning applications for 800 homes on green belt land after officers decided that the benefits of the schemes outweighed the potential harm.

Company fined £300,000 after planning enforcement court case

Company fined £300,000 after planning enforcement court case

A property company has been ordered to pay more than £300,000 after renting out five flats in London that were created without planning permission.

Why key organisations are worried by policy shift on affordable homes

Why key organisations are worried by policy shift on affordable homes

Consultation responses to the government's proposals to update planning policy reveal deep alarm over their potential impact on affordable housing supply.

Final chance to fill out our reader survey and win £100 of M&S vouchers

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This is the final day that readers and users of Planning and Planning Resource can take part in a survey asking for your opinions on how we can improve our news and information services still further.


Mayor's affordable housing guidance found 'unlawful' by High Court

Mayor's affordable housing guidance found 'unlawful' by High Court

A requirement in the London mayor's flagship affordable housing guidance has been found unlawful by the High Court following a legal challenge by a group of retirement housing developers.

What impact is the Raynsford review likely to have on planning?

What impact is the Raynsford review likely to have on planning?

Last week's interim report by former Labour planning minister Nick Raynsford painted an ambitious vision of how the English planning system could work, but a bleak picture of how it is working right now.

Mayoral monitor: the planning progress made by England's metro mayors

Mayoral monitor: the planning progress made by England's metro mayors

What progress have the mayors of England's combined authorities made on key planning issues in their first 12 months in office? Mark Wilding reports.

10 key things that happened this week

10 key things that happened this week

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that consultancy GVA has acquired Manchester-based HOW Planning.

The planning standoff in the Sheffield city-region

The planning standoff in the Sheffield city-region

A dispute between the four local authorities that make up the Sheffield City Region is holding back significant powers for the newly elected mayor, writes Adam Branson.

Policy Briefing: Are London developers giving up on tall buildings?

Policy Briefing: Are London developers giving up on tall buildings?

Does a drop in the number of planning applications for tall buildings indicate a trend or a blip? Grant Leggett weighs up the issue.

Legal Viewpoint: Steering clear of errors in planning consent process

Legal Viewpoint: Steering clear of errors in planning consent process

Two recent court judgments have highlighted the importance of being alive to the potential for errors in the decision-making process.

Lessons to learn from Greek tragedy, by Cliff Hague

Lessons to learn from Greek tragedy, by Cliff Hague

Greece has dropped out of the headlines, but the impacts of decade-long austerity measures are brutal.

Local Plan Watch: Derbyshire district tackles plan-making backlog

Local Plan Watch: Derbyshire district tackles plan-making backlog

Bolsover District Council is the latest authority to respond to the threat of government intervention in its local planning process by issuing a draft local plan for public comment this month.

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