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What the new London Plan's housing targets will mean for boroughs' housing land supplies

What the new London Plan's housing targets will mean for boroughs' housing land supplies

Higher London Plan housing targets are set to result in almost half of the capital's boroughs lacking the required five-year land supply, according to exclusive new research, though earlier even higher draft targets would have seen two-thirds of London councils fall short.

RICS index sees London mayoral CIL rates fall

RICS index sees London mayoral CIL rates fall

Charging rates for the London Mayoral Community Infrastructure Levy (MCIL) have fallen in 2020, the first year in which a new Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) index has been applied.

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How the reduced London Plan housing targets will affect councils and developers

How the reduced London Plan housing targets will affect councils and developers

Boroughs and developers have both expressed relief that mayor Sadiq Khan has agreed to slash the housing targets in the draft version of the latest London Plan, but there are concerns about how the capital's housing need shortfall will be met.

Why it may get harder to escape enforcement on grounds of continuous use

Why it may get harder to escape enforcement on grounds of continuous use

If a property has been put to an unauthorised use continuously for four years, then its owner can claim immunity from planning enforcement. But, if for some of that time it was not recognisably in that unauthorised use, then immunity does not apply, the High Court has confirmed.

How the London Plan inspectors' push for a green belt review might pan out

How the London Plan inspectors' push for a green belt review might pan out

Inspectors examining the draft London Plan have called for the mayor to instigate a review of the capital's green belt to meet future housing needs.

Why the Old Oak Common local plan has run into trouble

Why the Old Oak Common local plan has run into trouble

A planning inspector last week told a development corporation driving a huge London regeneration project to cut a key site from its plan for the area. But the corporation and the landowner are at loggerheads over how the inspector's recommendation will impact on the site's development.