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How we did it: Driving neighbourhood plan coverage

How we did it: Driving neighbourhood plan coverage

A Midlands county council team is providing effective support for neighbourhood plans, David Dewar finds.

How communities are using neighbourhood plans to block second homes

How communities are using neighbourhood plans to block second homes

Other communities are following the example of St Ives in the struggle to prevent the spread of second homes, but what challenges do they face? Colin Marrs reports.

How permitted development rights for office-residential conversions are panning out

How permitted development rights for office-residential conversions are panning out

Allowing offices to be converted to homes without a planning application may sound a good idea, but closer inspection reveals problems, argues Ben Clifford.

How we did it: Hitting rogue landlords where it hurts

How we did it: Hitting rogue landlords where it hurts

A team in Barnet is using criminal law to clamp down on rogue landlords, reports David Dewar.


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