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Judge dismisses challenge to inspector's green belt Heathrow car park decision

Judge dismisses challenge to inspector's green belt Heathrow car park decision

A private car park operating without planning permission in the green belt near Heathrow Airport will have to close after a judge agreed with an inspector that there were no 'very special circumstances' to justify the development.

London boroughs urge government to revisit kiosk permitted rights

London boroughs urge government to revisit kiosk permitted rights

Two central London boroughs have renewed calls for the government to review permitted development rights for telephone kiosks that they say are leading to a plethora of unsightly advertising.

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How we did it: Letting officers pick their own cases

How we did it: Letting officers pick their own cases

Camden has given its development management team more autonomy, says Mark Wilding.

How dispute between minister and mayor could affect London strategy

How dispute between minister and mayor could affect London strategy

The housing secretary's forceful criticism of the emerging London Plan may delay the draft strategy's progress, observers fear.

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.

Why planners need to take notice of duties under equality laws

Why planners need to take notice of duties under equality laws

A key court judgement overturning permission for a regeneration scheme reminds planners to ensure they clearly outline any issues that could impact on groups protected under equality legislation when determining such projects.


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