Policy & Legislation
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Legislation In Progress
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Taken from a recent appeal decision involving the erection of 102 dwellings on two fields in Surrey (DCS Number 200-008-115 ): ‘Time depth’, as referred to by the Council, can derive...
Pointing out that demolition constitutes development, an inspector has issued a certificate of lawfulness confirming the implementation of a scheme for the redevelopment of a pub in...
A Hampshire resident’s argument that his 2m high perimeter fence was permitted development due to the existence of a hedge between the fence and the highway has been kicked to the kerb...
The government is to ask its infrastructure advisory body to examine the case for additional runways at airports across the country, its draft aviation strategy has said.
Campaigners seeking to have the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) declared unlawful will have their case heard at the High Court tomorrow and said they expect a judgement to be issued by the end of January.
It has felt like a momentous year for planning, and in this edition we do our best to round it up. The ministerial merry go-round has continued, with one new housing secretary and two new planning ministers.
POLICY: Government consultation on disposal of local authority land.
The government's new definition of housing site 'deliverability' introduces a tough test for councils and developers, says Mike Kiely.
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.
Publication of the formal results from the new Housing Delivery Test for local authorities is likely to bring big changes to the five-year land supply position at a significant number of councils, according to experts.
Following the publication of new homes figures, research by Planning suggests that more than a third of local authorities are set to face sanctions under the new housing delivery test.
POLICY: Compulsory community pre-application consultation for shale gas development.
Proposals for a new use class merging shops, financial services and restaurants could mean local authority planners losing control over town centre development, observers fear.