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Court of Appeal blasts government for Paddington Cube call-in 'muddle'

Court of Appeal blasts government for Paddington Cube call-in 'muddle'

The Court of Appeal has ruled that the government should have given reasons for its refusal to call in plans for the controversial Paddington Cube scheme in London, in a decision that heritage campaigners said will 'resonate through the planning system'.

Minister warns councils who think lower household projections mean they are 'off the hook'

Minister warns councils who think lower household projections mean they are 'off the hook'

The housing minister has warned local authorities not to 'take their foot off the accelerator' following the publication of new household projections that indicate a much lower level of housing need in many parts of the country.

'Successful' office-to-resi policy 'at risk' from planners who 'resent loss of control'

'Successful' office-to-resi policy 'at risk' from planners who 'resent loss of control'

The introduction of permitted development (PD) rights for office-to-residential conversions has been a 'strong success' but the policy is at risk from 'centralising elements' in the planning profession 'who resent their loss of control over any aspect of the system', a report by a think-tank has said.

Brokenshire revives plans for new upwards extensions PD right

Brokenshire revives plans for new upwards extensions PD right

The government is to consult on a new permitted development right to allow property owners to extend their buildings upwards, and there will be new guidance 'to give more certainty for communities when land is needed to make a new town a reality', the housing secretary James Brokenshire has announced.

Court's rejection of council enforcement action 'motivated by potential financial gain' is upheld

Court's rejection of council enforcement action 'motivated by potential financial gain' is upheld

A north London council has failed to overturn a Crown Court decision to block an enforcement action that the judge said had the 'improper motive' of gaining 'financial advantage' by means of the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA).

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