The publication of the revised National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) is still 'expected this week', the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has said.
Fresh changes to the planning system could be used to support the roll-out of super fast broadband across the UK, the government has signalled.
A Lincolnshire council has adopted its local plan which sets out proposals for the delivery of 7,819 homes across the district between 2017 and 2031.
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A team in Barnet is using criminal law to clamp down on rogue landlords, reports David Dewar.
Despite improvements in handling times for all categories of planning appeals, the latest figures from the Planning Inspectorate have left the sector unpersuaded that the system is producing results fast enough.
Many northern councils are preparing to set less ambitious housing targets in light of the government's impending new standard method for calculating housing need.
Allowing offices to be converted to homes without a planning application may sound a good idea, but closer inspection reveals problems, argues Ben Clifford.
The spectre of weakening housebuilding output has been raised by the government's latest quarterly housebuilding figures, which show yearon- year falls in both housing starts and completions.
During last year's election campaign, the Conservative and Labour parties said that they would pursue a greater share for the public purse of unearned gains conferred on landowners by planning permission or infrastructure development.
Should planning have a purpose written into the legislation that defines the system?
With objectors seeking a variety of ways to challenge the validity of planning permissions, a High Court ruling last month should put local planning authorities on notice of the requirement under the Equality Act 2010 to explicitly consider any impacts on protected groups and show how they have paid due regard to those needs.
Letwin's analysis does not specify that housebuilders must open up sites to rivals, by Richard Garlick
Housebuilders have for many years been trying to clear their names of the charge of "land banking". This alleged practice involves obtaining permission to build, but with the intention simply of enhancing the value of the land as a tradeable commodity, rather than actually undertaking any kind of construction.
The last couple of weeks have seen a marked contrast between north and south in my travels. Not in the weather, which has been scorchingly hot pretty much everywhere, but in the way legislation and regulation are impacting on community ownership of land and property.