Brokenshire lifts holding direction on East Hertfordshire local plan

Brokenshire lifts holding direction on East Hertfordshire local plan

Housing secretary James Brokenshire has lifted his holding direction on East Hertfordshire District Council's local plan.

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Green light for 1,800-home 37-storey scheme on west London gas works site

Plans have been approved for up to 1,843 homes on a former gas works site in west London, despite the scheme exceeding London Plan density ranges and not meeting the local affordable housing target.

48-storey 330-home east London tower approved by inspector

48-storey 330-home east London tower approved by inspector

Plans for a 48-storey residential tower in east London have been approved on appeal, with an inspector concluding that the proposal would be 'entirely consistent with the established character of the area'.

Cairngorms artificial ski slope refused against officer advice

Cairngorms artificial ski slope refused against officer advice

Plans for an artificial ski slope in Scotland's Cairngorms National Park have been refused, against a recommendation from planners who concluded that adverse visual impacts arising from the scheme could be mitigated.

Building more homes 'will do very little to address fundamental housing market problem'

Building more homes 'will do very little to address fundamental housing market problem'

A claim that building more homes 'will do very little to address the fundamental problem in the housing market' features in today's newspaper round-up.


What Christmas deadline for standard method consultation means for applicants and authorities

What Christmas deadline for standard method consultation means for applicants and authorities

Comments by the housing minister on the timing of revisions to the government's standard method of assessing housing need means that confusion surrounding the new policy's introduction is likely to continue, say practitioners.

Why a court ruling will force ministers to explain decisions

Why a court ruling will force ministers to explain decisions

A Court of Appeal ruling over the controversial Paddington Cube scheme in central London should boost transparency around government call-in decisions, say observers.

How easing of upward extensions could impact on planning

How easing of upward extensions could impact on planning

A proposed new permitted development right allowing upward extensions could prompt design concerns and is unlikely to be welcomed by local authorities, say commentators.

Briefing: How changes to the five-year land supply rules will affect authorities

Briefing: How changes to the five-year land supply rules will affect authorities

Key changes to the NPPF will reset the rules governing the five-year land supply test, say Felicity Tozer and Jon Gateley.

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