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Jenrick refuses 700-home appeal over 'less than substantial' harm to listed farmhouse

Jenrick refuses 700-home appeal over 'less than substantial' harm to listed farmhouse

The housing secretary has refused an appeal for a 700-home development in Hampshire despite the local authority's out-of-date planning policies, after concluding that "protective" heritage policies in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) "disapplied" the presumption in favour of sustainable development.

Judge quashes Bradford supermarket approval over planning report failings

Judge quashes Bradford supermarket approval over planning report failings

A High Court judge has quashed a Yorkshire council's consent for a supermarket after finding that a planning officer's report failed to provide committee members with adequate information on the development's heritage impacts.

Councils to be forced to draw up local listing registers

Councils to be forced to draw up local listing registers

All local planning authorities will be required to draw up registers of locally-listed buildings under measures to 'empower' communities, announced by the government today.

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How we did it: Creating new role to protect local heritage

How we did it: Creating new role to protect local heritage

Adopting a more proactive role in protecting heritage led Sefton Council to create a new post to take on the task, Mark Wilding reports.

How NPPF revisions are making it easier for developers to build in protected habitats

How NPPF revisions are making it easier for developers to build in protected habitats

A change to the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in relation to the weight decision-makers should give development in or near protected habitats where there is an inadequate housing land supply should make it easier for such schemes to gain consent, say observers.

The lessons from a council's chastening High Court heritage defeat

The lessons from a council's chastening High Court heritage defeat

The overturning of Liverpool City Council's consent for a 51-home redevelopment of a Grade II listed building shows that some planning officers are struggling with conservation considerations, say observers.

Why a court ruling will force ministers to explain decisions

Why a court ruling will force ministers to explain decisions

A Court of Appeal ruling over the controversial Paddington Cube scheme in central London should boost transparency around government call-in decisions, say observers.