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What the new secretary of state's first decisions tell us about his approach

What the new secretary of state's first decisions tell us about his approach

The first six decisions by the new housing secretary indicate a continued tough stance against green belt development and backing for planning inspectors, say observers.

Latest application figures show 11 per cent hike on home approvals

Latest application figures show 11 per cent hike on home approvals

The number of prospective new homes granted planning permission by English councils increased by 11 per cent over the last financial year, according to government figures issued today.

Judge overturns planning approval for estate regeneration scheme over equality concerns

Judge overturns planning approval for estate regeneration scheme over equality concerns

A High Court judge has quashed a planning approval for a controversial estate regeneration scheme in Bath after he concluded that the council had failed to meet statutory duties under the Equality Act 2010.

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Development management answers: Fee dispute inquiry

Q Planning legislation stipulates that, to benefit from the "free go" application fee provision, a revised planning application must be submitted by the same applicant and be of the same character and description. If an application is refused for a two-storey extension and the same applicant resubmits for a single-storey extension to address the council's reason for refusal, surely this should not be considered to be of a different character and description? JM

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Why phone kiosk applications are hitting epic levels

Why phone kiosk applications are hitting epic levels

The government needs to urgently address the huge rise in the number of prior approval applications and appeals for phone kiosks to avoid the planning system becoming "clogged up", practitioners say.

How the government is performing against its own decision deadlines

How the government is performing against its own decision deadlines

Outgoing housing secretary Sajid Javid has struggled to meet the three-month deadline for decisions on called-in applications and recovered appeals. Mark Wilding looks at the reasons behind the delays.

How a district council bartered homes quota for quicker delivery

How a district council bartered homes quota for quicker delivery

An East of England planning authority is watering down its affordable housing requirements in exchange for a rapid start on site at a major urban fringe expansion area.

Policy Summary: Updating permitted development rights for larger rural conversions

Policy Summary: Updating permitted development rights for larger rural conversions

Policy: General Permitted Development (England) (Amendment) Order 2018.


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Legal Viewpoint: How duty to give reasons applies to small schemes

Legal Viewpoint: How duty to give reasons applies to small schemes

Last month, the High Court quashed Bath and North East Somerset Council's decision from September 2017 to grant planning permission and listed building consent for the controversial expansion of a 52-bed care home in the city.

Legal Viewpoint: Steering clear of errors in planning consent process

Legal Viewpoint: Steering clear of errors in planning consent process

Two recent court judgments have highlighted the importance of being alive to the potential for errors in the decision-making process.

Legal Viewpoint: How revised framework has affected green belt scope

Legal Viewpoint: How revised framework has affected green belt scope

In March, it seemed like there was a slight loosening of the green belt. The draft revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) proposed widening the range of development that is not 'inappropriate' in the green belt to proposals which 'reuse previously developed land and contribute to meeting an identified local affordable housing need', as long as they do not cause 'substantial' harm to openness.