Three major green belt housing sites totalling 4,600 homes are set to be added to a new version of the South Oxfordshire draft local plan, which now proposes contributing more towards neighbouring Oxford City Council's unmet need.
The mayor of London's planning chief has approved plans for a 272-home, 18-storey scheme in Greenwich, overturning a refusal by the local authority earlier this year over height and density concerns.
A Suffolk parish council has failed to overturn a series of planning consents for over 200 homes, after a judge dismissed its arguments that the local planning authority had underestimated its housing land supply position.
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The government's new definition of housing site 'deliverability' introduces a tough test for councils and developers, says Mike Kiely.
The government has responded cautiously to MPs' calls for the public purse to capture more of the land value uplift generated by planning permissions. However, some minor innovations to make the compulsory purchase system more transparent are promised.
The latest European Court ruling on protected habitats indicates that developers and planners should take a broader approach to assessing the impacts of plans and projects on such zones, though experts are divided on the significance of the ruling.
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In August 2017 there were only four live applications for Development Consent Orders for nationally significant infrastructure projects (NSIPs), the lowest figure for six years, and this had only risen to six by May 2018.
A recent court ruling on a case from west London has clarified the scope of local planning authority powers when serving a discontinuance notice for the removal of illuminated advertisements.
Tallinn's free public transport scheme is gathering support in several other European countries.
Sir Peter Hall rushed in grinning broadly. 'Graeme, you must go to Japan. I've just travelled on the latest bullet train and it's brilliant.' Peter was my chairman at the Town and Country Planning Association and I was used to him arriving for meetings hotfoot from Heathrow. However, Japan wasn't on my bucket list, until, that is this spring.
By now we all know the importance placed on councils being able to demonstrate a five-year housing land supply. Without it, local planning policies are considered out-of-date and decisions made based on national policies instead. This has been a critical route to securing planning permission in recent years.
The government's consultation on allowing shops, restaurants and other high street uses to change to offices without planning permission raises concerns, says Joey Gardiner.