A Hampshire council has granted permission for a mixed-use development of up to 3,500 homes after finalising a section 106 agreement with the consortium behind the plans.
A High Court judge has overturned an inspector's decision to block a Nottinghamshire council from recovering section 106 funds promised as part of a planning permission granted in 1998.
Changes to national planning policy on viability assessments are likely to turn up the heat on applicants and strengthen the hand of local authorities, say observers.
The Planning Portal is launching a new service allowing planning applications fees to be paid online and then transferred directly to local authorities, the online planning applications service has announced.
'Targeted development in specified areas of green belt' along the route of the proposed Crossrail Two rail link could make a 'significant' contribution to the cost of the project, a report by a business lobby group has said.
Last month's High Court ruling on the Parkhurst Road development in north London has attracted wide attention.The headline planning point is that overpaying for a site, even to a government department, will not allow developers to reduce their affordable housing offer. The judgment, however, is worth reading for more than that.
It may be that a recent Supreme Court judgment on a dispute from north-east Scotland proves the most important case of 2017.
Away from the main conference hall and the Prime Minister's mishap-strewn speech, one of the most compelling scenes to witness at last month's Conservative Party conference was the hard time given to the communities secretary by his own councillors over the use of viability assessments in the planning system.
Last month, while many if not most planning professionals were on holiday, London mayor Sadiq Khan published the final version of his affordable housing and viability supplementary planning guidance (SPG).
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Developers of small schemes in London lacking a policy-compliant level of affordable housing may have won only a temporary reprieve from a controversial viability review requirement, observers predict.
A bold suggestion to tax property owners near Crossrail 2 stations to pay for the project faces a number of practical challenges before it could be implemented, say experts.
Forthcoming revised guidance on development viability will need to steer a careful course between market values and planning policy demands, experts predict, in the wake of a key court ruling.