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The councils that could face the housing delivery test's presumption penalty in November 2020

The councils that could face the housing delivery test's presumption penalty in November 2020

Almost one in five authorities could face the housing delivery test's most severe penalty in November 2020 if their housebuilding rates do not increase, according to Planning research.

Supreme Court ruling 'could mean village green designations are removed'

Supreme Court ruling 'could mean village green designations are removed'

Existing registrations of town and village greens on publicly-owned land could be removed where such registrations conflict with the site's "statutory purposes" following an important Supreme Court ruling today, according to legal experts.

Kent council leader wins High Court case to overturn his own authority's permission issued in error

Kent council leader wins High Court case to overturn his own authority's permission issued in error

The leader of a Kent council has overturned a planning permission issued in error by his own authority in the High Court.

503-home mixed-use scheme among clutch of Liverpool consents

503-home mixed-use scheme among clutch of Liverpool consents

A mixed-use development of up to 503 homes including a 19-storey tower was among a clutch of planning permissions for hundreds of new homes approved in Liverpool this week.

GPDO In Depth & Comment

The top ten appeal and call-in decisions of 2019

The top ten appeal and call-in decisions of 2019

We summarise the ten most frequently downloaded decisions from the COMPASS online appeals database during 2019.

What lies behind councils' vociferous criticism of local plan inspectors?

What lies behind councils' vociferous criticism of local plan inspectors?

Recent instances of councils strongly and publicly criticising an inspector's handling of the examination of their local plan reflect the reality that they are not in complete control of the documents, say experts

How the Tory pledge to review the Oxbridge Expressway will affect the road corridor's development

How the Tory pledge to review the Oxbridge Expressway will affect the road corridor's development

A promise by the transport secretary during the general election campaign to review a proposed new expressway between Oxford and Cambridge has prompted concerns about the government's commitment to housing growth in the area and looks set to further delay planning work based on the proposal.

The 112 councils in line to face the next set of housing delivery test sanctions

The 112 councils in line to face the next set of housing delivery test sanctions

Using the latest government data on new homes created, research by Planning suggests that 112 councils are likely to be penalised when the next housing delivery test results are published, while eight are likely to face the most severe sanction.


Policy Briefings

Need to know: What demand for co-location of industrial and housing uses means for planning

Need to know: What demand for co-location of industrial and housing uses means for planning

The need for more homes and last-mile logistics space in central locations is prompting applications for the co-location of the two use classes. By Sophie Innes.

How the new national design guidance changes the system: the Planning Briefing

How the new national design guidance changes the system: the Planning Briefing

How planning guidance on design has changed and what it, and the new National Design Guide, means for you. By Mark Wilding.

Need to know: What new guidance on wind will mean for City planners

Need to know: What new guidance on wind will mean for City planners

The City of London Corporation has published the first set of rules governing when wind assessments are required for planning applications.