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Why appeal consent rates are dropping

Why appeal consent rates are dropping

Planning Inspectorate data has revealed a signficant drop in the proportion of appeals allowed in 2019/20. Inspectors taking a harder line on proposals not supported by local policies and a less positive attitude towards housing on smaller sites are among the reasons put forward by practitioners for the trend.

How developers and councils are responding to the new town centre use class

How developers and councils are responding to the new town centre use class

The rules on changing the use of buildings has just been relaxed. Most shops can now be converted to offices and other uses without planning permission. How will developers and councils respond?

The Biggest Permissions September-October 2020: who applied and who advised?

The Biggest Permissions September-October 2020: who applied and who advised?

The largest housing, commercial, industrial, retail and leisure schemes granted permission over the autumn. By Ellie Kahn.

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