National park authority defiant despite ombudsman criticism of enforcement charging scheme

National park authority defiant despite ombudsman criticism of enforcement charging scheme

A government watchdog has criticised a national park authority for charging residents for planning enforcement work, saying the policy was introduced on "limited and uncertain grounds".

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Gladman secures consent for 450 homes on unallocated North Yorkshire site

Gladman secures consent for 450 homes on unallocated North Yorkshire site

Land promoter Gladman has secured planning consent for 450 homes on an unallocated greenfield site in North Yorkshire, in line with a recommendation from planners who concluded that the council's five-year housing land supply position was 'marginal'.

Appeal Court rejects bid to halt Kent council's residential conversion enforcement action

Appeal Court rejects bid to halt Kent council's residential conversion enforcement action

The Court of Appeal has upheld a council's enforcement action against the illegal development of three new residential buildings in the countryside, refuting the owner's claim that the authority's demand for the complete demolition of the structures was 'over-enforcement'.

'Record numbers' object to Trump golf course housing plans

'Record numbers' object to Trump golf course housing plans

Reports that 'a record number of people' have objected to plans by the Trump Organization to build a new housing estate near the US president's golf course in Scotland feature in today's newspaper round-up.

PINS data reveals longer timescales for planning appeals by hearing and in writing

PINS data reveals longer timescales for planning appeals by hearing and in writing

Timescales for handling appeals by hearings and written representations have lengthened since the start of the year, new data published by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) shows.


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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