10 things you need to know

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that Controversial proposals to redevelop a Milton Keynes shopping mall have been called in for determination by communities secretary Greg Clark.

Milton Keynes: business neighbourhood plan approved earlier this year
Milton Keynes: business neighbourhood plan approved earlier this year

Clark stepped in over the scheme after neighbourhood planners said the borough council's approval breached core policies in their blueprint for the town centre. More.

Planners have warned MPs that the government's Starter Homes policy risks lessening availability of other types of affordable housing and further inflating the property market. More.

Labour MPs have tabled a series of amendments to the Housing and Planning Bill in an attempt to limit the scope of the bill's Starter Homes provisions. More.

Powers over strategic planning, including the responsibility to create a single statutory city-region framework, are included in a devolution deal agreed between the Liverpool city-region and the government. More.

Councils are being asked to meet 'implausible ambitions' in local plan housing targets, resulting in unnecessary development in the countryside, a report by a rural campaign group has warned. More.

Communities secretary Greg Clark has named the seven-member panel tasked with conducting a review of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) development tariff between now and April 2016. More.

The government has hailed the largest increase in housing supply in England in six years - a net increase of 170,690 dwellings in the 12 months to April 2015. More.

A council in South West England is to look again at one of the key elements in a draft site allocations plan after a planning inspector raised concerns about the document. More.

Members of the City of London's planning and transportation committee have resolved to approve a 62-storey, 200,000 square metre office building described as the Square Mile's biggest to date. More.

A project to build a new 'supersewer' stretching 15 miles across London has lifted the top award at this year's Planning Awards. More.


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