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Judge quashes Wembley mosque consent after finding 'fundamental defects' in inspector's decision

Judge quashes Wembley mosque consent after finding 'fundamental defects' in inspector's decision

The High Court has overturned an appeal decision granting retrospective permission for a mosque that had been operating unlawfully on a builder's yard in north London, after the judge found the inspector had made a "fundamental defect" by not properly considering the "highly contentious planning issues" involved.

Greenwich refuses 619-home high-density station scheme against officer advice

Greenwich refuses 619-home high-density station scheme against officer advice

Members of the Royal Borough of Greenwich have refused plans for a 619-home scheme proposing 50 per cent affordable housing due to concerns about the development's height and density and its impact on air quality, contrary to a recommendation from planners.

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CIL Watch: Brent tops table for CIL revenue raised in 2017/18

CIL Watch: Brent tops table for CIL revenue raised in 2017/18

Charging authorities raised close to half a billion pounds from the Community Infrastructure Levy in the 2017/18 financial year, according to government data, with the London Borough of Brent pulling in the highest amount of any council at £28.9 million.

Why a Supreme Court judgment will force applicants to pay closer attention to old conditions

Why a Supreme Court judgment will force applicants to pay closer attention to old conditions

A Supreme Court ruling on a mistakenly-drafted planning permission means developers should pay closer attention to previously-granted conditions, say legal experts, and has the potential to cause confusion for both applicants and local authorities.

Neighbourhood Watch: Mayfair plan goes forward to public vote

Neighbourhood Watch: Mayfair plan goes forward to public vote

The successful examination of the draft Mayfair neighbourhood plan means that it will become the second such strategy in Westminster - the London borough that has the most designated neighbourhood plan areas - to proceed to a referendum.

Neighbourhood Watch: Study reveals London's 'neighbourhood planning deserts'

Neighbourhood Watch: Study reveals London's 'neighbourhood planning deserts'

The number of neighbourhood plans adopted in London doubled over the course of the last financial year but nine boroughs remain 'neighbourhood planning deserts' with no designated neighbourhood forums, according to a recent study.


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