10 things you need to know

Ten things you need to know, including Planning's coverage of Budget 2017.

Chancellor Philip Hammond
Chancellor Philip Hammond

Planning summarised thirteen things you need to know about the key planning-related announcements contained in this week's Autumn Budget, including plans to require town halls to grant permissions for first-time buyer-led developments on sites outside development plans and proposals for new town development corporations to kick-start work on five garden towns. More.

Private sector consultants and masterplanners could be paid by central government to draw up the local plans of authorities that have failed to do it themselves. More.

Updated 'experimental' data indicates that a change to the special measures criteria is likely to see local planning authorities sanctioned for the first time for having too many of their decisions overturned on appeal. More.

The Court of Appeal has dismissed a claim that the government is operating a hidden 'policy within a policy' designed to defeat planning applications by Gypsies and travellers. More.

Planning inspectors have have told two councils that it was 'not appropriate' for them 'to jump to conclusions' after they published an email suggesting that the inspectors had not raised any 'fundamental' objections to their draft local plans. More.

Outline plans for a mixed-use development including 600 homes have been approved at a former hospital site in the Worcestershire green belt. More.

A draft neighbourhood plan for a housing estate close to the London 2012 Olympic Park earmarked for major regeneration contains proposals to enforce a ballot of residents before the demolition of homes on the estate is approved. More.

London mayor Sadiq Khan has said he will not intervene over what would be one of the UK's tallest buildings, despite the developer proposing an on-site affordable housing provision of 21 per cent. More.

A government commitment of £6m to support a new 'Mayoral Housing Delivery Team' is included in a second devolution deal between the government and West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). More.

The University of Bristol has submitted an outline planning application for a new 'Temple Quarter' campus on a three-hectare site in the city centre. More.


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