Review of the Year 2018

Big permissions in 2018

From a 4,000-home scheme at a former Parcelforce depot to the "New Monaco" urban village in the centre of Birmingham and a new stadium for Aberdeen FC, here is our at-a-glance guide to major resolutions to grant, appeal and secretary of state consents given this year.

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Five key messages from court judgments in 2018

UK and European court judgments this year offer some important messages on the application of policy and legal precedents for plan-making and development management. Here are five key rulings from 2018.

The highest enforcement penalties in 2018

Big financial penalties for breaches of planning rules for the past 12 months, including details of the offences.

The top ten appeal and call-in decisions of 2018

Appeal decisions on major residential or housing-led mixed developments have caught our subscribers' attention ahead of any other topic in 2018, making up six of the top ten most frequently downloaded cases from DCS Ltd's COMPASS online appeals database this year. The remaining four explored some interesting technical issues.

Ten more key messages from court judgements in 2018

Here are ten more rulings from the past 12 months that have shed light on the courts' interpretation of a range of planning policy and practice issues.

The top ten minor development appeal decisions in 2018

Several small-scale appeal decisions have attracted widespread attention among subscribers to DCS Ltd's COMPASS online appeals database this year. Here are the ten most frequently downloaded minor and householder development cases in 2018.

2018: The year in headlines

The most memorable news stories of the past 12 months, summarised by Richard Garlick.

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