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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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Second edition of Planning weekly bulletin now to be published

Planning is to regularly publish a second edition per week of its weekly bulletin, beginning with this edition today.

Planning authorities must log dangerous individuals and avoid covert drone use, says enforcement guidance

Planning authorities must log dangerous individuals and avoid covert drone use, says enforcement guidance

Planners must ensure that they comply with data protection rules and surveillance legislation when using drones to investigate potential planning breaches, according to the RTPI’s new government-backed enforcement handbook.

'Bristol city centre to be pedestrianised following lockdown'

'Bristol city centre to be pedestrianised following lockdown'

News of plans to pedestrianise large parts of Bristol's 'historic' city centre and of delays to the introduction of 'Britain's biggest clean air zone' feature in today's newspaper round-up.

Exclusive: Applications plunge in aftermath of lockdown

Exclusive: Applications plunge in aftermath of lockdown

The number of planning applications submitted fell sharply during the first eight weeks of lockdown measures in the UK, according to exclusive figures from construction data firm Barbour ABI.

Secretary of state permission quashed after he accepts ‘bias’ charge

Secretary of state permission quashed after he accepts ‘bias’ charge

The High Court has told housing secretary Robert Jenrick to go back to the drawing board on his decision to grant consent for 1,524 new homes in London’s Docklands, after finding that it was ‘apparently biased’.

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