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Conservatives 2013: Boles: 'shoot me if I'm still planning minister after election'

Conservatives 2013: Boles: 'shoot me if I'm still planning minister after election'

Nick Boles has told a Tory party conference fringe event to 'shoot me' if he is still planning minister after the next general election.

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Council set to withdraw core strategy following new housing need study

Council set to withdraw core strategy following new housing need study

A council in Surrey is set to withdraw its key planning document after carrying out a study that indicated it would have to 'significantly' raise its proposed annual housebuilding target.

Developers threaten judicial review over neighbourhood plan, says council

Developers threaten judicial review over neighbourhood plan, says council

A council has complained of 'corporate bullying' after three housebuilders threatened a judicial review over a neighbourhood plan that recently passed examination.

Inspector warns council over housing shortfall

Inspector warns council over housing shortfall

A Staffordshire district council has said that it is willing to identify land for an additional 900 homes after an inspector warned that its local plan fails to make adequate provision for housing need.

Judge declares Leeds planning policies 'unlawful'

Judge declares Leeds planning policies 'unlawful'

Leeds City Council's attempts to protect the city's historic canal-side from housing development have suffered a major setback after a High Court judge declared two council planning policies 'unlawful'.

Pickles backs developer over 'unrealistic' affordable homes requirement

Pickles backs developer over 'unrealistic' affordable homes requirement

The communities secretary has approved a mixed-use scheme in east London, ruling that the council's expectation for affordable housing provision to be provided by the development was 'unrealistic'.

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Plans revealed for 'Scotland's tallest building' in Dundee

Plans revealed for 'Scotland's tallest building' in Dundee

News of plans for Scotland's tallest building on Dundee's waterfront features in today's newspaper round-up.

Government pledges £20m cash boost for New Homes Bonus scheme

Government pledges £20m cash boost for New Homes Bonus scheme

The government has announced it will increase funding for the New Homes Bonus scheme by £20 million and maintain the same qualifying threshold for the programme.

Supermarket fails in High Court bid to block 221-home Brentford scheme

Supermarket fails in High Court bid to block 221-home Brentford scheme

Plans for a mixed-use development in west London, including a new superstore and 221 flats, have been given the green light by a High Court judge, after a rival supermarket unsuccessfully tried to halt the scheme.

Homes England announces scaled-back housing plan for protected Medway site

Homes England announces scaled-back housing plan for protected Medway site

Medway Council has criticised the government's housing agency over its decision to slash the number of homes being proposed at the Lodge Hill site on the Hoo Peninsula from 2,000 to just 500.

10 key things that happened this week

10 key things that happened this week

Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that a bill has been introduced to the House of Commons that would ban the right to appeal against refusals of applications that are inconsistent with both a neighbourhood and a local plan, if the local authority has an adequate housing land supply.

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