Which councils are set to get the biggest New Homes Bonus payments next year?

Which councils are set to get the biggest New Homes Bonus payments next year?

Planning highlights the local authorities set to receive the biggest new housing incentive payments in 2019/20, though finds that overall funding through the scheme has fallen since last year.

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Inspector overturns London borough's refusal of 319-home, 30-storey tower scheme

Inspector overturns London borough's refusal of 319-home, 30-storey tower scheme

Planning permission for 319 homes in two residential towers rising up to 30 storeys on the Isle of Dogs in east London has been granted on appeal, despite the scheme proposing an affordable housing level less than half of the minimum local policy requirement.

Green light for 575-home Norfolk urban extension

Green light for 575-home Norfolk urban extension

Norfolk councillors have approved plans for up to 575 homes on greenfield land north of King's Lynn, after planners concluded that the scheme's potential impacts on nearby European-protected sites could be mitigated.

RTPI consults on future priorities and new mission statement

RTPI consults on future priorities and new mission statement

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has launched a public consultation seeking views on both what its future priorities should be and a proposed new mission statement saying the body will 'advance the science and art of planning for the benefit of the public'.

2018: review of the year

2018: review of the year

The biggest permissions, the highest enforcement penalties, the most read appeal and call-in decisions, the key court judgments and the most important headlines. More


Big permissions in 2018

Big permissions in 2018

From a 4,000-home scheme at a former Parcelforce depot to the "New Monaco" urban village in the centre of Birmingham and a new stadium for Aberdeen FC, here is our at-a-glance guide to major resolutions to grant, appeal and secretary of state consents given this year.

The highest enforcement penalties in 2018

The highest enforcement penalties in 2018

Big financial penalties for breaches of planning rules for the past 12 months, including details of the offences.

2018: The year in headlines

2018: The year in headlines

The most memorable news stories of the past 12 months, summarised by Richard Garlick.

Five key messages from court judgments in 2018

Five key messages from court judgments in 2018

UK and European court judgments this year offer some important messages on the application of policy and legal precedents for plan-making and development management. Here are five key rulings from 2018.

The top ten minor development appeal decisions in 2018

The top ten minor development appeal decisions in 2018

Several small-scale appeal decisions have attracted widespread attention among subscribers to DCS Ltd's COMPASS online appeals database this year. Here are the ten most frequently downloaded minor and householder development cases in 2018.

What the government's biodiversity proposals could mean for planning

What the government's biodiversity proposals could mean for planning

New proposals requiring developers to leave habitats in a better condition after their scheme is built have prompted some conservation groups to claim they could allow developers to pay to "destroy nature". However, commentators say such fears are misplaced.

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