Council orders demolition of 11-home estate after probe finds extra houses being built

Council orders demolition of 11-home estate after probe finds extra houses being built

A developer has been ordered to bulldoze an entire 11-home development after a council investigation found that two extra houses were being built without consent.

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Gatwick moots development consent order to bring standby runway into use

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Legal challenge against Javid coal mine refusal opens at High Court

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The former communities secretary placed too much weight on climate change impacts when he refused plans for an opencast mine in Northumbria against a planning inspector's advice, the High Court has heard.

Ministers 'hint at easing of onshore wind restrictions'

Ministers 'hint at easing of onshore wind restrictions'

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What Christmas deadline for standard method consultation means for applicants and authorities

Comments by the housing minister on the timing of revisions to the government's standard method of assessing housing need means that confusion surrounding the new policy's introduction is likely to continue, say practitioners.

Why a court ruling will force ministers to explain decisions

Why a court ruling will force ministers to explain decisions

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How easing of upward extensions could impact on planning

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Briefing: How changes to the five-year land supply rules will affect authorities

Briefing: How changes to the five-year land supply rules will affect authorities

Key changes to the NPPF will reset the rules governing the five-year land supply test, say Felicity Tozer and Jon Gateley.

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