Canterbury Council launches legal challenge to Brokenshire's 800-home approval

Canterbury Council launches legal challenge to Brokenshire's 800-home approval

Canterbury City Council has launched a legal challenge against housing secretary James Brokenshire's decision to grant permission for an 800-home development in Herne due to concerns over infrastructure funding.

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352,000 homes granted permission in year up to June 2018, new MHCLG figures show

352,000 homes granted permission in year up to June 2018, new MHCLG figures show

Almost 352,000 homes were granted planning permission in the year up to June 30 2018, new government figures show, a rise of six per cent from the same period last year.

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 outlines key changes introduced by the framework and their implications for the sector [Updated 20/09/18].

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


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What would happen to the NPPF if the High Court declares the framework to be unlawful?

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Analysis: New projections wipe out housing need in Oxford and Cambridge under standard method, experts say

Analysis: New projections wipe out housing need in Oxford and Cambridge under standard method, experts say

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Why annual reports to fix housing land supply may have limited appeal

Why annual reports to fix housing land supply may have limited appeal

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The implications of a Hertfordshire local plan holding direction for planners

A last-minute holding direction issued by the housing secretary barring a Hertfordshire district from adopting its local plan could cause uncertainty for both councils and developers, practitioners say.

Why a Hull neighbourhood plan was rejected at referendum

Why a Hull neighbourhood plan was rejected at referendum

Ineffective community engagement by plan-makers could explain why residents of an inner-city estate refused to endorse a neighbourhood plan, say observers.

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