Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis has announced new measures that will make it easier to turn underused office buildings into new homes.
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Preparation of a joint strategic plan in Devon looks set to be delayed by almost a year and a half after work was suspended to take into account changes in political administrations across the county.
A local authority in Bedfordshire has accused two planning inspectors of withholding crucial correspondence in relation to its local plan examination after the inspectors raised "serious concerns" about aspects of the document.
A High Court judge has overturned a Cheshire council's planning consent for a waste transfer and treatment facility after she concluded that planning committee members had not been provided with sufficient information by officers to reach a conclusion on the suitability of an alternative site for the scheme.
A claim by the London Assembly that mayoral agency Transport for London (TfL) was put under "significant pressure" by Prime Minister Boris Johnson when he was mayor of London to "speed up the planning and development" of the failed garden bridge project features in today's newspaper round-up.
A proposed permitted development right for upward extensions would be subject to prior approval design checks, the government has confirmed. Practitioners say interest in using the right will be strongest in urban areas, but warn that it could generate widespread community objections
The High Court has confirmed that local planning authorities do not have the power to extend the determination period for prior approval applications where the General Permitted Development Order (GPDO) specifies a deadline for determination.
The yacht lurches, the mooring lines groan, the halyards slap noisily against the mast, rain lashes the pontoon. I write this from the cabin of a yacht on the south coast, storm bound as the last knockings of Hurricane Lorenzo pass through.
The government has renewed its plans to allow offices to be demolished and replaced with new homes. But the latest proposals envisage more control over the consent process for councils than previously suggested. Some commentators say this will soften council opposition. But others raise concerns about loss of commercial floorspace and a lack of developer interest.
The City of London Corporation has published the first set of rules governing when wind assessments are required for planning applications.
The latest guidance is likely to mean councils having to be more rigorous in protecting allocated employment sites yet to be developed, says Chris Marsh.
POLICY: Preparing for a Changing Climate: Good Practice Guidance for Local Government.