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Report reveals wide variation in major scheme approval rates by London boroughs

Report reveals wide variation in major scheme approval rates by London boroughs

Three London boroughs approved 100 per cent of all the major applications going before councillors in the past year, with the bottom two performers only managing 50 per cent, according to new research.

Plans for 5,000-seat Gloucestershire football stadium refused against officer advice

Plans for 5,000-seat Gloucestershire football stadium refused against officer advice

Councillors in Stroud have turned down plans for a new 5,000-seat wooden football stadium designed by Zaha Hadid Architects against the advice of planners.

Brokenshire dismisses plans for 1,600 homes in Essex countryside despite council's land supply deficit

Brokenshire dismisses plans for 1,600 homes in Essex countryside despite council's land supply deficit

Housing secretary James Brokenshire has refused plans for a 1,600-home development on open countryside in Braintree, despite the local authority's lack of a five-year housing land supply, after finding that the proposal would have an unacceptable impact on landscape character and a nearby listed building.

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Development management answers: Two flats or three?

Q A developer submits a planning application for three flats above an existing shop. The council's environmental health officers object because the flats are close to restaurants that open late and there is an extraction flue and noise from air condenser units near the rear windows of the property. Given that the developer could create two flats over the shop using permitted development rights, would it be unreasonable to refuse permission for three? JM

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The councils that grant consent without being asked

The councils that grant consent without being asked

Only four councils have opted to use a new upfront form of planning permission for sites listed on their brownfield land registers. Mark Wilding asks them about the lessons learned from their experiences.

Why it's so hard to get consent for rail freight interchanges in the South East

Why it's so hard to get consent for rail freight interchanges in the South East

A secretary of state refusal of plans for a strategic rail freight interchange on Kent green belt shows the difficulties of obtaining approval for such schemes in London and the South East via the traditional local authority application route, say commentators.

The lessons to be learned from the quashing of a mistaken consent

The lessons to be learned from the quashing of a mistaken consent

A damning Appeal Court verdict on a council that mistakenly issued a permission without any of the agreed conditions attached and then tried to "disguise" the error shows the risks of authorities not paying close attention to the decision notices they issue, say experts.

Q&A: Independent inquiries review chair Bridget Rosewell on the PINS action plan

Q&A: Independent inquiries review chair Bridget Rosewell on the PINS action plan

Planning spoke to independent inquiries review chair Bridget Rosewell about the new Planning Inspectorate (PINS) action plan.


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Legal Viewpoint: How plan policy interacts with village greens device

Legal Viewpoint: How plan policy interacts with village greens device

Following the registration of a wide array of assets as town and village greens (TVGs), section 15C of the Commons Act 2006 was introduced to address concerns that such registrations were being used as a device or "mischief", independent of the planning system, to prevent development.

Legal Viewpoint: The exception that proves challenge deadline rule

Legal Viewpoint: The exception that proves challenge deadline rule

The Court of Appeal has upheld the High Court's decision in the curious case of three temporary marquees on Merseyside, a backdated decision notice and a judicial review of a planning permission granted nearly six years before the claim was issued.

Legal Viewpoint: Court provides reminder on development plan duty

Legal Viewpoint: Court provides reminder on development plan duty

Once again, the interpretation of planning policy has come under judicial scrutiny, this time in a case from Kent. Although the case raises no new issue of law, it is a helpful reminder of the two-stage duty under section 38(6) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 to determine applications in accordance with the development plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise.