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News & analysis
The latest UK town planning news, including development management, housing, retail & town centres, development plans, key appeal decisions, NPPF and changes to the planning system.

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A list of RSS news feeds to deliver the latest news, planning appeal summaries and development plan updates straight to your inbox.

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Blogs & Comment
Expert comment and blogs on UK town planning news, planning system changes, NPPF, key decisions & appeals, development plans and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL).

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Development Management
News, key planning decisions & appeals, best practice, town planning policy & legislation for development management planners, covering housing, retail, town centres and other development types.

Strategic Planning
Town planning best practice and news covering planning system changes, NPPF and local & neighbourhood development plans for strategic planners.

Policy & Legislation
Town planning policy and legislation news and updates including current government consultations and legislation in progress.

DCP Search
Search the Development Control Practice manual of town planning best practice. DCP is a unique guide to the factors involved in seeking and making decisions on planning applications. It provides invaluable assistance for lawyers, developers and planning consultants who need to understand how councils make planning application decisions and provides local authorities with a comprehensive guide.

Appeals Casebook
Summaries of key development management decisions, including appeals, ombudsman reports, court judgements and Secretary of State decisions. Cases selected and summarised by Development Control Services Ltd.

Compass Appeals Search
Search more than 175,000 decisions in the Compass planning appeals database. Compass Online provides a quick and convenient facility to locate and download highly relevant decisions saving research time and ensuring a greater chance of success with applications and appeals.

Development Plan Tracker
Track neighbourhood planning activity and local plan coverage including Core Stategies and view the latest data on interactive maps.

Neighbourhood Planning
Track neighbourhood planning activity across England. Use our interactive map to view how many applications for neighbourhood planning powers have been received by English councils and the names of the groups that have submitted them.

Local Plans
Track English councils' progress in adopting local plans and view the latest data on our interactive map, including the latest updates on local plan coverage from the Planning Inspectorate.

Careers & Professional
News and information about planning careers, workplace & professional issues including pay, recruitment, qualifications and training.

Case Studies
Detailed analyses of how projects or plans have come together, accompanied by independent commentaries.

Data & Insight
Interactive maps, data and insights informing planning strategies and decisions, including household growth projections, free schools and the timeliness of local authority decision making.

Planning Consultants
News & information for and about planning consultants, including the Guide to Planning Consultants, a directory of consultancies with a detailed breakdown of specialist services.

Planning Lawyers
The Guide to Planning Lawyers, including a directory of law firms and tables of the top-rated solicitors and barristers.

Upcoming conferences, trade exhibitions, training courses and other events for planning professionals.

Special Reports
Special reports including the top 100 regeneration projects, the Planning Power 100, the Planning Consultancy Survey and the Planning Guides to Careers.

Top 100 Regeneration Projects
The top 100 regeneration projects ranked by investment size, with details including development progress, major funders and job creation.

Planning Power 100
Planning's Top 100 power list identifies the people in the UK who have the greatest influence over planning.

Development Types
News, key decisions & appeals, policy and legislation covering key development types.


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Key Topics
News and in-depth analysis on key topics for town planners.

CIL & Finance


Business & Management

Design & Architecture

Economic Development



Growth & Infrastructure Act

Enterprise Zones

High-Speed 2

Building Conservation

Economic Appraisal and Viability

Town Centres

Transport Issues

Rural Planning

Airport Expansion

UK Regions & Devolved Nations
News and in-depth analysis of town planning changes, significant decisions and appeals, housing, retail, town centres and economic development in the English regions and UK devolved nations.

England - East

England - London

England - Midlands

England - North East

England - North West

England - South East

England - South West

England - Yorkshire and the Humber

Northern Ireland



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Get the most out of the COMPASS planning appeals service with user guides and video tutorials.