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Liverpool FC announces Anfield revamp consent will lapse to allow bigger expansion

Liverpool FC announces Anfield revamp consent will lapse to allow bigger expansion

Liverpool Football Club has announced that it will allow a five-year-old planning permission to increase the capacity of one of its Anfield stadium stands to lapse because it wants to submit plans for an even bigger expansion.

Plans for 261 'low quality' homes refused by Hampshire council despite land supply shortfall

Plans for 261 'low quality' homes refused by Hampshire council despite land supply shortfall

Fareham Borough Council has refused planning permission for 261 homes on farming land on 21 grounds, including the proposal's "adverse visual effect on the countryside" and "low quality", which the authority says outweigh its lack of a five-year housing land supply.

Why planning departments so rarely issue completion notices

Why planning departments so rarely issue completion notices

A north London council has deployed a rarely used planning power to encourage an unfinished building to be completed. But experts say completion notices are infrequently used because councils do not view them as an effective way to boost build-out rates.

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Development Management Answers: Site visit problem

Q. A homeowner has submitted a planning application but the planning officer has been unable to make contact to arrange a site visit to assess the proposals because he never answers the phone. The officer has visited the property a number of times and the applicant has never been in. Would the council be entitled to refuse the application and, if so, on what grounds? JM

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Ten key messages from court judgments in 2019

Ten key messages from court judgments in 2019

Click through to view summaries of the key rulings since the turn of the year that have shed light on the courts' interpretation of a range of planning policy and practice issues.

Ten appeal decisions from 2019 that you need to know about

Ten appeal decisions from 2019 that you need to know about

Click through to view Planning's summary of the ten most frequently downloaded decisions from the COMPASS online appeals database during the first six months of 2019.

Why councils are having to allow homes with no windows under permitted development rules

Why councils are having to allow homes with no windows under permitted development rules

The decision to allow on appeal the prior approval conversion of an industrial building into housing with windowless flats has prompted alarm in the planning sector. But it is not the only example of new homes lacking windows that have been allowed under light-touch permitted development rights.

Five appeal decisions from the second quarter of 2019 that you need to know about

Five appeal decisions from the second quarter of 2019 that you need to know about

Click through to view Planning's summary of the five most frequently downloaded decisions from the COMPASS online appeals database between April and June 2019.


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Legal Viewpoint: Keeping track of conditions on updated permissions

Legal Viewpoint: Keeping track of conditions on updated permissions

The relationship between planning conditions and applications to vary earlier permissions via section 73 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 has long been debated in the courts. A Supreme Court decision last month on a case from south London held that the omission of an extant planning condition from a section 73 consent does not automatically mean that it no longer binds the development.

Legal Viewpoint: Ensuring a reasonable reading of permissions

Legal Viewpoint: Ensuring a reasonable reading of permissions

The need for clear drafting of planning conditions, as well as for common sense in interpreting their intention, was emphasised in a High Court ruling last month involving the status of estate roads on a light industrial development in Swindon.

Legal Viewpoint: Assessing outdated policies in framework relevance test

Legal Viewpoint: Assessing outdated policies in framework relevance test

Paragraph 11(d) of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) triggers a tilted balance in favour of sustainable development where there are no relevant development plan policies or where those policies "most important for determining the application are out of date".