1,400 student flats refused in Lincoln on design grounds against officer advice

1,400 student flats refused in Lincoln on design grounds against officer advice

Plans for almost 1,400 student flats in Lincoln have been refused by members on design grounds, against officers' advice.

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Planning consultancy Hunter Page Planning (HPP) has been acquired by property and construction consultants Ridge and Partners.

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Plans submitted for 525 homes on Lincolnshire greenfield site

Plans have been lodged for 525 homes and an extra care facility on a greenfield site in Lincolnshire.

Homeowner who shot planner in 1991 dies

Homeowner who shot planner in 1991 dies

Reports that a homeowner who shot dead a planning officer on live television has died after being released from prison feature in today's newspaper round-up.

Six things you need to know about new planning practice guidance

Six things you need to know about new planning practice guidance

Six things you need to know about new sections of the government's Planning Practice Guidance (PPG) that were published last week.


Neighbourhood planners can use windfall sites to meet housing requirement, says new guidance

Neighbourhood planners can use windfall sites to meet housing requirement, says new guidance

Neighbourhood planners can meet the housing requirement in their areas through a mix of site allocations and windfall allowance, newly-published guidance on neighbourhood planning makes clear.

How the NPPF revisions change the system - the Planning briefing

How the NPPF revisions change the system - the Planning briefing

Now updated and expanded to cover the most recent relevant planning practice guidance, our complete guide to key changes introduced by the framework and their implications for the sector [Updated 17/9/18].

How a court challenge to the revised NPPF could affect the system

How a court challenge to the revised NPPF could affect the system

Views vary on whether an environmental group's attempt to get the government's revised statement of national policy struck down has a realistic chance of success.

Is the green belt really under threat?

Is the green belt really under threat?

The latest report from the Campaign to Protect Rural England shows a huge jump in the use of green belt land for building. But is this accurate? Colin Marrs examines the figures.

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10 key things that happened this week

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13 days to get your entry in for Planning's annual consultancy survey

13 days to get your entry in for Planning's annual consultancy survey

Planning's 2018 Consultancy Survey is now open for entries from all consultancy firms with a UK base, with a response deadline of 8pm on Monday 1 October 2018.

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