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Council orders demolition of 11-home estate after probe finds extra homes being built

Council orders demolition of 11-home estate after probe finds extra homes being built

A developer has been ordered to bulldoze an entire 11-home development after a council investigation found that two extra dwellings were being built without consent along with other unauthorised works.

Gatwick moots development consent order to bring standby runway into use

Gatwick moots development consent order to bring standby runway into use

Gatwick Airport has today mooted plans to seek a development consent order (DCO) to bring its standby runway into use to accommodate long-term growth.

Go-ahead for 335-home Sheffield build-to-rent scheme despite lack of affordable units

Go-ahead for 335-home Sheffield build-to-rent scheme despite lack of affordable units

Plans for a 335-home build-to-rent scheme in Sheffield have been approved, despite the developer offering an affordable housing contribution equating to a level of just 0.18 per cent and no on-site low-cost units.

Dorset districts should continue work on individual local plans, new unitary authority decides

Dorset districts should continue work on individual local plans, new unitary authority decides

The shadow executive committee of a new Dorset super-council has decided that its five constituent districts should continue work on their individual local plans until the merged unitary authority comes into being next year.

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CIL Watch: who's charging what?

CIL Watch: who's charging what?

Want to know whether your local authority has published Community Infrastructure Levy proposals? Our live table includes the latest details of councils' levy plans, including a breakdown of charges by development type.

How easing of upward extensions could impact on planning

How easing of upward extensions could impact on planning

A proposed new permitted development right allowing upward extensions could prompt design concerns and is unlikely to be welcomed by local authorities, say commentators.

Good placemaking pays corporate dividends, by Chris Brown

Good placemaking pays corporate dividends, by Chris Brown

It may not be new but it's encouraging to see developer British Land, in its recent publication A Design for Life, throwing its weight behind the case for placemaking and design quality to improve health and wellbeing. Its assessment of the financial benefits to the state makes a compelling case.

How plan to scrap borrowing cap could boost councils' role

How plan to scrap borrowing cap could boost councils' role

Plans to scrap limits on council borrowing will give local authorities a boost in meeting housing delivery targets, according to planning officers.


Policy Briefings

Policy Summary: Government responds to select committee on housing for older people

Policy Summary: Government responds to select committee on housing for older people

POLICY: Government response to the second report of session 2017-19 of the housing, communities and local government select committee inquiry into housing for older people

Briefing: How this week's conditions rule change is likely to play out

Briefing: How this week's conditions rule change is likely to play out

Requiring applicant consent for prior conditions may not deliver the desired results, say Trevor Goode and Sarah Batterton.

Policy Summary: The Scottish government's aims for the next stage of its planning bill

Policy Summary: The Scottish government's aims for the next stage of its planning bill

POLICY: Review of the Scottish Planning System: Technical Paper - Updates to Inform Stage Two.

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