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Park authority corrects 22-year-old static caravans planning blunder

Park authority corrects 22-year-old static caravans planning blunder

A national park authority has corrected a 22-year-old planning blunder, which saw an applicant accidentally granted consent for a static caravan site rather than an intended use for touring caravans and the authority subsequently paying £650,000 to purchase the land.

12ha Lincs animal rendering plant refused despite economic benefits

12ha Lincs animal rendering plant refused despite economic benefits

Plans for an animal rendering plant, which attracted an objection from the housing secretary, have been refused despite recognition that the scheme would be unlikely to have adverse odour or air quality impacts and would see "significant investment" in the local economy.

Family fined £160K over 'irreparable damage' to Warwickshire scheduled monument

Family fined £160K over 'irreparable damage' to Warwickshire scheduled monument

Three members of a family have been ordered to pay a total of £160,000 after they carried out "deliberate and sustained" unauthorised works that caused "irreparable damage" to a scheduled monument in Warwickshire.

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What a government-backed review of national parks and AONBs could mean for planning

What a government-backed review of national parks and AONBs could mean for planning

A government-commissioned review seeks to beef up planning powers for areas of outstanding natural beauty (AONBs), which some commentators fear could have resource implications for local authorities, and to strengthen the economic purpose of national parks.

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.

What's new in the government's latest unauthorised traveller sites proposals

What's new in the government's latest unauthorised traveller sites proposals

Earlier this month, the government set out its ideas for helping planning authorities to stop unauthorised Gypsy and traveller sites.

Policy Summary: Updating permitted development rights for larger rural conversions

Policy Summary: Updating permitted development rights for larger rural conversions

Policy: General Permitted Development (England) (Amendment) Order 2018.