Four new biodiversity net gain duties for councils and developers

Four new biodiversity net gain duties for councils and developers

The government's response to a consultation on biodiversity net gain proposals outlines a number of new requirements for local authorities and applicants in an effort to make sure future development improves the natural environment.

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How successful has the government's special measures regime been in speeding up local authority decision-making, Mark Wilding asks.

How a court ruling on prior approval timescales puts pressure on decision-makers

How a court ruling on prior approval timescales puts pressure on decision-makers

A High Court ruling that councils do not have the power to extend prior approval decision deadlines is likely to see authorities put under pressure to determine such matters in a timely fashion, say observers.

Neighbourhood Watch: Three more plans rejected at the polls

Neighbourhood Watch: Three more plans rejected at the polls

Three neighbourhood plans have failed to secure the backing of local residents in the last two months, bringing the total number of plans rejected at referenda to six.

Unlocking the value of planning data, by Euan Mills

Unlocking the value of planning data, by Euan Mills

Planning authorities are sitting on a wealth of valuable data locked away in planning documents. Now they need to learn how to make use of a resource that's entirely in their control.


10 key things that happened this week

10 key things that happened this week

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that a new administration at a West Midlands authority has decided to review plans for a major bypass partly over climate change concerns.

Big permissions: Large consents granted since January 1, 2019

Big permissions: Large consents granted since January 1, 2019

Planning's at-a-glance guide to the major housing, retail, industrial, commercial and leisure consents given so far this year.

Shared Cambridgeshire planning service seeks to outsource household application processing

Shared Cambridgeshire planning service seeks to outsource household application processing

A shared planning service between two Cambridgeshire councils is seeking to outsource the processing of minor household planning applications to a private company as it struggles with staff shortages.

Council votes against 600-home scheme despite lowest housing completions 'since records began'

Council votes against 600-home scheme despite lowest housing completions 'since records began'

Councillors have voted against a recommendation to approve plans for more than 600 homes on a greenfield site, despite a warning from planners that housing completions in the area were at the lowest rate "since records began" and the authority had a land supply figure of just two years.

The trouble with England's first joint strategic plan

The trouble with England's first joint strategic plan

A decision by planning inspectors examining a joint strategic plan (JSP) produced by four councils in the west of England could have far-reaching implications for development in the four areas as well as nationally.

The issues on which the government planning review is set to focus

The issues on which the government planning review is set to focus

Yet another review of planning rules has been promised by the new Prime Minister. Some influential figures within his Cabinet are backing radical change, but his own track record does not suggest a willingness to let the market rip.

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