10 things you need to know

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that the housing delivery test, one of the flagship elements of its housing white paper, will no longer be introduced in November.

The Department for Communities and Local Government's offices in central London
The Department for Communities and Local Government's offices in central London

The housing white paper, published in February, had proposed that the housing delivery test would be introduced in November 2017. More.

A High Court judge has ruled against a council over its refusal to consider a planning application related to a building which was subject to enforcement action. More.

The planning system has failed to plan for the number of homes needed 'for decades' and too much control is given to those who oppose new developments, communities secretary Sajid Javid has said. More.

The ability for all English councils to raise planning application fees by 20 per cent should come into force by the 'end of the year', the government's chief planner has said. More.

Leeds City Council has said it intends to delay the examination of the housing element of its emerging sites allocations plan (SAP) to allow it time to consider the implications of the government's proposed standardised housing need methodology. More.

A High Court judge has come down on the side of a Warwickshire council in a case that centred on what constitutes a listed artefact. More.

Planning summarised five messages from the communities secretary Sajid Javid at the Conservative Party conference, including an announcement of £2.5 million of capacity funding for nine garden town projects, and a pledge to be 'smarter' about capturing the land value uplift arising from the grant of planning approval. More.

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced an extra £2 billion of funding for the government's affordable housing budget, using her set-piece conference speech to pledge to 'reignite' home ownership in Britain by 'getting government back into the business of building houses'. More.

Plans have been unveiled for the creation of a 'garden village' focusing on 'quality not quantity' on a former barracks and airfield site in the East Midlands. More.

London and the South East will get nowhere near meeting their housing needs unless there is a 'more mature' debate on the green belt, the chairman of the government's Local Plans Expert Group (LPEG) told the Planning for Housing Conference. More.


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