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Oxfordshire council fails in High Court effort to block village homes

Oxfordshire council fails in High Court effort to block village homes

An Oxfordshire council has failed in a High Court challenge to block plans for a housing development on the edge of a village after a judge rejected its arguments that an inspector had ignored critical parts of its emerging local plan.

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.

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How the Oxbridge corridor new settlement proposals are likely to progress

How the Oxbridge corridor new settlement proposals are likely to progress

How much appetite is there among local authorities to support the government's goal of creating new settlements in the Oxford-Cambridge growth corridor, Stuart Watson asks.

How growth corridor road route could impact on planning

How growth corridor road route could impact on planning

Government proposals for a transport corridor between Oxford and Cambridge are causing uncertainty as to how they should be factored into local planning strategies.

Why the government's Oxbridge corridor timetable has prompted council concerns

Why the government's Oxbridge corridor timetable has prompted council concerns

The government's announcement of a search for sites in the Oxford to Cambridge growth arc could undermine the local plan process, some authorities in the area fear.

How a neighbourhood plan allocated sites for 260 greenfield homes

How a neighbourhood plan allocated sites for 260 greenfield homes

Fears of speculative development and a potentially higher housing target meant a village in South Oxfordshire went for a pro-growth approach in its neighbourhood plan.


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