10 things you need to know

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that a rogue developer has been ordered to pay out £725,120 after building a six-storey block of flats without planning permission.

The illegally built flats in Hoxton, East London
The illegally built flats in Hoxton, East London

The London Borough of Hackney served Yusuf Sarodia, director of Garland Development Limited, with an enforcement notice in August 2011 ordering him to demolish the illegally-built block of 34 privately-rented flats in Hoxton, East London. More.

A Derbyshire council has withdrawn its local plan from examination after concluding that it is unable to demonstrate a robust five-year housing land supply position. More.

Liverpool City Council and housing association PlusDane have withdrawn a legal challenge to the communities secretary's decision to block plans for a controversial housing regeneration scheme in the city. More.

Cheshire East Council's revised housing need represents a 'more objective and comprehensive' assessment of future requirements, a planning inspector has found. More.

Cornwall Council members have agreed changes to the authority's draft local plan, including an increase to the document's housing target of 5,000 homes over 20 years. More.

A pilot programme in a London borough looking at ways planning policy can be used to improve public health could be rolled out across the capital, the government has announced. More.

MPs on the communities and local government select committee are to run a quick-turnaround inquiry on the government's controversial proposed changes to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), its chair Clive Betts has announced. More.

Countryside campaigners have failed in a legal bid to overturn a council's decision to grant planning permission for a development comprising more than 500 homes, a hotel and a retirement village partly within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in Kent. More.

US presidential candidate Donald Trump has failed in a Supreme Court bid to block the construction of an offshore windfarm close to his luxury Scottish golf resort. More.

A proposed development of 122 homes on a site near Basingstoke has been selected as a national pilot for large-scale custom build, the government has announced. More.

A Derbyshire council has withdrawn its local plan from examination after concluding that it is unable to demonstrate a robust five-year housing land supply position. More.


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