Appeal proceedings could be reopened in light of new NPPF, says PINS

Appeal proceedings could be reopened in light of new NPPF, says PINS

Appeal inquiries and hearings held before publication of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) could be reopened in light of the document, the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has said.

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Planning Inspectorate to determine future of contested Kent airport site

Planning Inspectorate to determine future of contested Kent airport site

The Planning Inspectorate has accepted a development consent order application to reopen a Kent airport as an air freight hub, contrary to rival plans for 2,500 homes on the site being progressed by its owner.

Planners call for further action to turn proposed garden towns into reality

Planners call for further action to turn proposed garden towns into reality

Planning bodies have called for greater government financial support and measures to boost strategic planning to help the garden towns promoted in this week's government prospectus to come forward.

Call for 'much more robust' planning rules to ensure homes can withstand extreme heat

Call for 'much more robust' planning rules to ensure homes can withstand extreme heat

A call for 'much more robust' planning rules to ensure developers build homes capable of mitigating the effects of extreme heat features in today's newspaper round-up.


Briefing: How the NPPF revisions change the system

Briefing: How the NPPF revisions change the system

Planning's essential briefing on the key changes in the final revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

How dispute between minister and mayor could affect London strategy

How dispute between minister and mayor could affect London strategy

The housing secretary's forceful criticism of the emerging London Plan may delay the draft strategy's progress, observers fear.

Why sector remains worried by new NPPF's reduced focus on employment

Why sector remains worried by new NPPF's reduced focus on employment

While new policy support for the logistics sector has been welcomed, economic development observers are concerned that employment objectives have been diluted in last month's revised National Planning Policy Framework.

How we did it: Driving neighbourhood plan coverage

How we did it: Driving neighbourhood plan coverage

A Midlands county council team is providing effective support for neighbourhood plans, David Dewar finds.

Legal Viewpoint: Framework opens the door for entry-level exceptions

Legal Viewpoint: Framework opens the door for entry-level exceptions

The recently revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) introduces the new concept of 'entry-level exception sites' into planning.

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