10 things you need to know

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that the a High Court judge has ruled that communities secretary Sajid Javid must reconsider plans for 180 homes in Gloucestershire.

London's Royal Courts of Justice
London's Royal Courts of Justice

The judge ruled that the decision to refuse the application, against an inspector's recommendation of approval, was "procedurally unfair". More.

Slough Borough Council has published a "high level spatial plan" to illustrate how a proposed 10,000-home "garden suburb" could be delivered, despite the proposed site for the scheme lying within the boundaries of a neighbouring council, which strongly opposes the plan. More.

An inspector has backed a local plan that provides for just over half of a West Sussex district's objectively assessed housing need, finding that the "significant shortfall" when measured against need could be justified due to the "significant constraints" that exist. More.

An analysis by Planning revealed that only a handful of authorities will initially be caught by the housing delivery test's toughest sanction, but proposals to make the test stricter over time could see dozens more face penalties. More.

Planning minister Alok Sharma has announced that the government is to consult on the effectiveness of enforcement against unauthorised Gypsy and traveller developments and encampments and urged authorities to "step up to the plate" in providing sites. More.

Sajid Javid has refused permission for a housing development of up to 900 homes on a former golf course in Cheshire, finding that the scale of the proposed scheme would cause "significant harm" to open countryside. More.

London's outer boroughs will see the construction of just 17 per cent of their annual housing need in 2017, an analysis using the government's proposed standardised housing need methodology carried out by business group London First has found. More.

Plans for 423 homes in a protected 'local gap' in Hampshire have been allowed on appeal, after the inspector concluded that the relevant local plan policies were out of date. More.

Plans for a 48-storey tower of 332 flats have been thrown out by an east London council because of concerns over its "excessive scale and height". More.

A council's attempt to win an appeal decision by arguing that the government's new housing need calculation had boosted its land supply position has been dismissed by an inspector. More.


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