Plans submitted for 930 homes as part of Devon new town

Plans submitted for 930 homes as part of Devon new town

Plans have been submitted for up to 930 homes as part of the development of a new settlement in Devon.

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3.5km Hampshire bypass secures government approval

Plans for 3.5km bypass in Hampshire intended to boost the local economy and ease congestion have been approved by transport secretary Chris Grayling after a public inquiry last year.

Khan announces opposition to 'archaic' Bexley incinerator plans

Khan announces opposition to 'archaic' Bexley incinerator plans

London mayor Sadiq Khan has claimed plans for an incinerator in Bexley are in conflict with national planning policy and has called on the government to refuse permission for the project.

A quarter of UK land 'should be restored to nature'

A quarter of UK land 'should be restored to nature'

A call for a quarter of the UK's land to be "restored to nature" features in today's newspaper round-up.

Inspector blocks 370 Gloucestershire homes over heritage impacts

Inspector blocks 370 Gloucestershire homes over heritage impacts

Permission for 370 homes in the open countryside near Thornbury in Gloucestershire has been refused by an inspector who ruled that likely harm to nearby listed buildings put the development at odds with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).


How new permitted development rights for shops and takeaways will affect councils' town centre management

How new permitted development rights for shops and takeaways will affect councils' town centre management

New regulations on permitted development rights aiming to revive town centres reveal a more rigorous prior approval process than initially envisaged, say observers.

What new viability guidance means for applicants and authorities

What new viability guidance means for applicants and authorities

Updated guidance on viability has further clarified the way land values are assessed, say practitioners, but will throw up both benefits and challenges for councils and developers.

The implications of allowing neighbourhoods to set their own housing need numbers

The implications of allowing neighbourhoods to set their own housing need numbers

Updated neighbourhood planning guidance that allows plan-making bodies to produce their own housing requirement figure may place burdens on community groups, practitioners fear.

What council declarations of 'climate change emergency' mean for planning

What council declarations of 'climate change emergency' mean for planning

A growing number of UK councils have declared a climate change emergency over the past six months, which is likely to prompt changes to their planning policies, Adam Branson discovers.

Legal Viewpoint: The exception that proves challenge deadline rule

Legal Viewpoint: The exception that proves challenge deadline rule

The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court's decision in the curious case of three temporary marquees on Merseyside, a backdated decision notice and a judicial review of a planning permission granted nearly six years before the claim was issued.

How we did it: Creating new role to protect local heritage

How we did it: Creating new role to protect local heritage

Adopting a more proactive role in protecting heritage led Sefton Council to create a new post to take on the task, Mark Wilding reports.

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