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New country home praised for modest design

An inspector allowed an appeal and granted permission for a new house on the site of former farm buildings in the Kent AONB countryside.

377 homes refused in Milton Keynes 'valued landscape' despite lack of five year land supply

377 homes refused in Milton Keynes 'valued landscape' despite lack of five year land supply

Plans have been refused for 377 homes on agricultural land to the north of Milton Keynes despite recognition from planners that the council cannot demonstrate a five year housing land supply.

Warrington cites standard method uncertainty as reason for latest plan delay

Warrington cites standard method uncertainty as reason for latest plan delay

Warrington Borough Council is the latest local authority to cite the government's proposed changes to its standard method of assessing housing need as justification for a delay to its plan-making process.

What we know about beauty commission chair Sir Roger Scruton's views on planning and design

What we know about beauty commission chair Sir Roger Scruton's views on planning and design

Sir Roger Scruton, the controversial chair of a new government commission looking to improve beauty in the built environment, is sceptical about contemporary architecture but a supporter of a strong planning system.

NPPG In Depth & Comment

How the rocketing number of 'valued landscapes' disputes are being determined by decision-makers

How the rocketing number of 'valued landscapes' disputes are being determined by decision-makers

The contested issue of valued landscapes is an issue that has increasingly occupied planning inspectors and judges as well as councils and applicants in recent years, Stuart Watson finds.

The potential implications of Letwin's proposed new planning regime for large sites

The potential implications of Letwin's proposed new planning regime for large sites

A former Tory Cabinet minister's recommendation that new planning rules should be introduced to require diversity of housing on large-scale sites has prompted some concerns in the sector about a "parallel planning system".

Five key points from BIAC's rural planning conference

Five key points from BIAC's rural planning conference

Earlier this month, consultants, landowners, developers and planning authorities gathered in Reading for the British Institute of Agricultural Consultants annual rural affairs conference. Here are five key messages that emerged from the event.

How inspectors are interpreting the NPPF's demands for better design

How inspectors are interpreting the NPPF's demands for better design

Revised national planning policy introduces new requirements for authorities and applicants that aim to boost design quality in new schemes. But how is it playing out on the ground, Colin Marrs asks.


Policy Briefings

Briefing: The implications of the new policy framework on build-to-rent

Briefing: The implications of the new policy framework on build-to-rent

The government's approach to build-to-rent homes provides opportunities to help boost housing delivery, says Melanie Leech.

Policy Summary: Government responds to select committee on housing for older people

Policy Summary: Government responds to select committee on housing for older people

POLICY: Government response to the second report of session 2017-19 of the housing, communities and local government select committee inquiry into housing for older people

Briefing: How changes to the five-year land supply rules will affect authorities

Briefing: How changes to the five-year land supply rules will affect authorities

Key changes to the NPPF will reset the rules governing the five-year land supply test, say Felicity Tozer and Jon Gateley.

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