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Brokenshire lifts holding direction on East Hertfordshire local plan

Brokenshire lifts holding direction on East Hertfordshire local plan

Housing secretary James Brokenshire has lifted his holding direction on East Hertfordshire District Council's local plan.

Westminster councillor resigns after developer hospitality probe finds conduct code breach

Westminster councillor resigns after developer hospitality probe finds conduct code breach

The Westminster councillor at the centre of a row over hospitality he received from property developers while acting as the chair of a planning committee has resigned after an investigation found that he had breached the authority's code of conduct.

Government plans to scrutinise more tardy plan-making authorities

Government plans to scrutinise more tardy plan-making authorities

The government intends to broaden its programme of placing tardy plan-making authorities under close Whitehall scrutiny, a senior government official said yesterday.

PINS data reveals longer timescales for planning appeals by hearing and in writing

PINS data reveals longer timescales for planning appeals by hearing and in writing

Timescales for handling appeals by hearings and written representations have lengthened since the start of the year, new data published by the Planning Inspectorate (PINS) shows.

PINS rejects 'insufficiently clear' Northamptonshire rail freight interchange NSIP application

PINS rejects 'insufficiently clear' Northamptonshire rail freight interchange NSIP application

The Planning Inspectorate has rejected an application for development consent for a rail freight interchange in Northamptonshire, saying the plans contained 'inconsistencies' and were 'insufficiently clear'.

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