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Council has kept more than £100K it should have refunded to applicants for taking too long to determine proposals

A council has revealed that it has acted unlawfully by keeping more than £100,000 in planning application fees that should have been refunded to applicants due to their proposals not being determined on time.

Artist's impression of one of the seven developments by Leverhulme in the Wirral. Image: Leverhulme.

Council’s appeal victory upholding its refusal of 788 green belt homes cost it £362,303

A council’s success in resisting a developer’s appeal over plans for 788 homes on green belt has cost it a total of £362,303 that it cannot recover, it has confirmed.

Housing development in Leeds Pic: Getty.

Chancellor announces £32 million to ‘bust the planning backlog’

The chancellor Jeremy Hunt has announced that the government will allocate £32 million to help councils clear “planning backlogs” and facilitate the delivery of more new homes across the country.

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