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Plans revealed for 'Scotland's tallest building' in Dundee

Plans revealed for 'Scotland's tallest building' in Dundee

News of plans for Scotland's tallest building on Dundee's waterfront features in today's newspaper round-up.

Supermarket fails in High Court bid to block 221-home Brentford scheme

Supermarket fails in High Court bid to block 221-home Brentford scheme

Plans for a mixed-use development in west London, including a new superstore and 221 flats, have been given the green light by a High Court judge, after a rival supermarket unsuccessfully tried to halt the scheme.

Homes England announces scaled-back housing plan for protected Medway site

Homes England announces scaled-back housing plan for protected Medway site

Medway Council has criticised the government's housing agency over its decision to slash the number of homes being proposed at the Lodge Hill site on the Hoo Peninsula from 2,000 to just 500.

The top ten minor development appeal decisions in 2018

The top ten minor development appeal decisions in 2018

Several small-scale appeal decisions have attracted widespread attention among subscribers to DCS Ltd's COMPASS online appeals database this year. Here are the ten most frequently downloaded minor and householder development cases in 2018.

GPDO In Depth & Comment

What the government's biodiversity proposals could mean for planning

What the government's biodiversity proposals could mean for planning

New proposals requiring developers to leave habitats in a better condition after their scheme is built have prompted some conservation groups to claim they could allow developers to pay to "destroy nature". However, commentators say such fears are misplaced.

Five key messages from court judgments in 2018

Five key messages from court judgments in 2018

UK and European court judgments this year offer some important messages on the application of policy and legal precedents for plan-making and development management. Here are five key rulings from 2018.

2018: The year in headlines

2018: The year in headlines

The most memorable news stories of the past 12 months, summarised by Richard Garlick.

Why an Essex council is now facing local plan intervention

Why an Essex council is now facing local plan intervention

An Essex council whose local plan production timescale is undergoing Whitehall scrutiny is now likely to miss its key development strategy deadlines following a vote against the document. But observers say immediate central government intervention is not certain.


Policy Briefings

Policy Summary: Giving councils greater flexibility to dispose of public land for housing

Policy Summary: Giving councils greater flexibility to dispose of public land for housing

POLICY: Government consultation on disposal of local authority land.

Briefing: The implications of the new definition of housing site 'deliverability'

Briefing: The implications of the new definition of housing site 'deliverability'

The government's new definition of housing site 'deliverability' introduces a tough test for councils and developers, says Mike Kiely.

Policy Summary: Government seeks views on compulsory shale gas scheme pre-application consultation

Policy Summary: Government seeks views on compulsory shale gas scheme pre-application consultation

POLICY: Compulsory community pre-application consultation for shale gas development.

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