Gladman withdraws three appeals for 500 homes in Ashford

Gladman withdraws three appeals for 500 homes in Ashford

Land promoter Gladman Developments has withdrawn three appeals it had lodged with a Kent council for almost 500 homes after a local plan inspector found that the authority could demonstrate a five-year housing land supply.

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London mayor's estate regeneration ballot funding requirement comes into force

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Planning cuts and public suspicion hampering council-led housebuilding, says report

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What Kit Malthouse's appointment as housing minister means for planning

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