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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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Peter Brett Associates announces merger intentions

Peter Brett Associates announces merger intentions

Planning, development and infrastructure consultancy Peter Brett Associates (PBA) has signed a 'letter of intent' to join forces with Canadian-based consultancy Stantec.

Government publishes garden towns prospectus

Government publishes garden towns prospectus

The government has invited councils and developers to bid for support and funding to deliver 'discrete new settlements' or 'transformational' redevelopments of existing settlements, under criteria set out in its garden communities prospectus published today.

Briefing: How the NPPF revisions change the system

Briefing: How the NPPF revisions change the system

Planning's essential briefing on the key changes in the final revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

How the NPPF revisions would change the system, Part 5: the presumption in favour of sustainable development

How the NPPF revisions would change the system, Part 5: the presumption in favour of sustainable development

In the latest of a series of briefings on the final revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), we look at the updated presumption in favour of sustainable development and examine responses from the sector.

Khan calls in plans for 1,000 homes in Greenwich

Khan calls in plans for 1,000 homes in Greenwich

London mayor Sadiq Khan has called in two applications in the south-east of the capital with the combined potential to provide more than 1,000 homes.

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