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Ian Macleod, director of inclusive growth at Birmingham City Council, addressing Planning’s National Planning Summit (Credit: Wayne Campbell)

Review of service led to ‘massive upturn in planning performance’, says council director

The director of planning at a city council has reported a “massive upturn in planning performance” following a peer review of its services by a local government body.

Wychavon, Worcestershire (Credit: Bob Embleton CC BY-SA 2.0)

Plans for 500-home development refused against officer advice due to neighbourhood plan conflict

A district council has voted against officer advice to refuse plans for a 500-home development, after members found that the scheme conflicted with a local neighbourhood plan.

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