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Pincher admits he 'misspoke' after claiming yet-to-be-decided bell foundry scheme had been refused

Pincher admits he 'misspoke' after claiming yet-to-be-decided bell foundry scheme had been refused

Housing minister Christopher Pincher has admitted that he "misspoke" when he mistakenly told MPs that a yet-to-be-decided application to redevelop a historic bell foundry in east London had been refused by the secretary of state.

Why a Supreme Court ruling is likely to reduce the range of heritage items that can be listed

Why a Supreme Court ruling is likely to reduce the range of heritage items that can be listed

A Supreme Court judgment on a pair of listed urns calls into question whether some heritage items on statutory lists can actually be categorised as 'buildings' and are therefore eligible for inclusion. Experts say the ruling means that some currently-listed items may therefore be potentially vulnerable to removal.

Council 'invites' Oxford college to seek planning consent to remove Rhodes statue

Council 'invites' Oxford college to seek planning consent to remove Rhodes statue

The leader of Oxford City Council has urged the city's Oriel College to apply for planning permission to remove a controversial statue of a Victorian imperialist within its grounds, as local authorities around the country announce plans to look into the future of such structures.

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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.