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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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Dorset districts should continue work on individual local plans, new unitary authority decides

Dorset districts should continue work on individual local plans, new unitary authority decides

The shadow executive committee of a new Dorset super-council has decided that its five constituent districts should continue work on their individual local plans until the merged unitary authority comes into being next year.

Appeal Court rejects bid to halt Kent council's residential conversion enforcement action

Appeal Court rejects bid to halt Kent council's residential conversion enforcement action

The Court of Appeal has upheld a council's enforcement action against the illegal development of three new residential buildings in the countryside, refuting the owner's claim that the authority's demand for the complete demolition of the structures was 'over-enforcement'.

'Record numbers' object to Trump golf course housing plans

'Record numbers' object to Trump golf course housing plans

Reports that 'a record number of people' have objected to plans by the Trump Organization to build a new housing estate near the US president's golf course in Scotland feature in today's newspaper round-up.

National park authority defiant despite ombudsman criticism of enforcement charging scheme

National park authority defiant despite ombudsman criticism of enforcement charging scheme

A government watchdog has criticised a national park authority for charging residents for planning enforcement work, saying the policy was introduced on "limited and uncertain grounds".

Gladman secures consent for 450 homes on unallocated North Yorkshire site

Gladman secures consent for 450 homes on unallocated North Yorkshire site

Land promoter Gladman has secured planning consent for 450 homes on an unallocated greenfield site in North Yorkshire, in line with a recommendation from planners who concluded that the council's five-year housing land supply position was 'marginal'.

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