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Government pledges 'strengthened' planning guidance to boost social housing

Government pledges 'strengthened' planning guidance to boost social housing

The government is to 'strengthen' planning guidance to encourage new affordable homes 'to be designed to the same high quality as other tenures and well integrated within developments', according to its social housing green paper, published today.

Appeal Court overturns High Court refusal for 400 homes near Derbyshire country house

Appeal Court overturns High Court refusal for 400 homes near Derbyshire country house

The Court of Appeal has overturned a High Court decision to refuse planning consent for a 400-home development close to a Grade I-listed country house in Derbyshire.

Cambridgeshire council warns local plan could 'fail at first hurdle' following inspector's standard method ruling

Cambridgeshire council warns local plan could 'fail at first hurdle' following inspector's standard method ruling

An inspector's recommendation that a Cambridgeshire council adopt a higher homes target based on the new National Planning Policy Framework's (NPPF's) standard housing need methodology could see its local plan 'fail at its first hurdle', the local authority has said.

Councils blame new NPPF for fresh local plan delays

Councils blame new NPPF for fresh local plan delays

Two local authorities have announced that publication of the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) has further delayed progress on their local plans.

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