The last fortnight's five most popular stories on PlanningResource.co.uk
Nick Boles has told a Tory party conference fringe event to 'shoot me' if he is still planning minister after the next general election.
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.
A council has complained of 'corporate bullying' after three housebuilders threatened a judicial review over a neighbourhood plan that recently passed examination.
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.
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'.
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'.
The High Court has overturned an inspector's appeal decision that blocked permission for a six-home development in Buckinghamshire over access concerns, after the judge found the inspector failed to give adequate reasons for departing from the view of the highways authority.
Hybrid plans have been submitted for a 750-home urban extension to Ashford in Kent, of which at least five per cent of the housing would be for self build.
Hotel operator Arora Group has taken the first step in its bid to secure a development consent order (DCO) for a Heathrow expansion plan to rival that of the airport operator.
Systematic change is needed "on every single level" to deliver better place-making, while the planning system is "an antiquated mess", TV presenter and architect George Clarke said yesterday.
Ten of the biggest stories from the past week, including news that plans for a 1,210-home mixed-use scheme on a site allocated for development in a Devon council's adopted local plan have been refused, against the advice of planners who said consent for the site was a "high priority in maintaining housing delivery and a suitable level of housing land supply".
- Senior Planning Officer Rother District Council Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex
- Principal Planning Officer - Team Leader Rother District Council Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex
- Planning Policy Manager Rother District Council Bexhill-on-Sea, East Sussex
- Principal Planning Officer - 000621 Stevenage Borough Council Stevenage, Hertfordshire
- Senior Planning Officer – 000721 Stevenage Borough Council Stevenage, Hertfordshire