Saying his "patience has run out" with local authorities that had failed to get plans in place despite repeated deadlines, Javid said he was commencing action to remove their plan-making powers to prevent them "failing the people they serve." More.
More than 217,000 homes were added to England's housing stock in 2016/17, with nearly 18,000 of those facilitated through office-to-residential permitted development rights, according to official figures. More.
A Planning analysis set out which authorities could face sanctions under the housing white paper's housing delivery test. More.
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has stepped in to prevent a Hertfordshire authority from adopting its draft local plan following a request from a local MP. More.
There has been an 82 per cent increase in the number of homes approved in England's 34 areas of outstanding natural beauty since 2012, a study by countryside campaigners has found. More.
A North Yorkshire man has been convicted of fraud offences after a local council complained that he had attempted to subvert a planning process. More.
A Dorset council is looking to reduce the number of homes it is planning for following the publication of the government's consultation on a standard methodology for objectively assessed need (OAN). More.
A planning inspector has dismissed an appeal against a Cheshire council's refusal of plans for 400 homes, despite recognising that the council's ability to demonstrate a five-year housing land supply was 'marginal and, potentially, in doubt'. More.
Guildford Borough Council is set to submit its local plan for examination after officers warned that a delay could see the authority face higher housing requirements under the government's proposed standard method for assessing housing need. More.
A High Court judge has ruled that a London council acted unfairly in its consultation over changes to a planning application for the redevelopment of a creative business 'cluster' into a mixed-use scheme. More.