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Appeal Court rejects ministers' attempt to thwart homeowner's bid to build 'garden room' under PD rules

Appeal Court rejects ministers' attempt to thwart homeowner's bid to build 'garden room' under PD rules

The Court of Appeal has dismissed an attempt by ministers to overturn a judgment backing a homeowner's long-running attempt to build a "garden room" under permitted development (PD) rules, in a ruling that aimed to clarify the point from which the height of such structures should be measured.

Welsh government announces road building freeze to meet climate objectives

Welsh government announces road building freeze to meet climate objectives

The Welsh Government has announced a freeze on new road building projects as part of the country's efforts to cut carbon emissions.

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Six government infrastructure decisions promised this autumn

Six government infrastructure decisions promised this autumn

Due dates for government decisions on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects before 31.12.20

How the courts have curbed developers' scope to alter permissions

How the courts have curbed developers' scope to alter permissions

A recently-won flexibility for applicants to alter planning permissions without making a fresh application has been severely restricted by the latest Appeal Court ruling, say commentators.

Is it about to get harder for local planning authorities to plan for more housing growth?

Is it about to get harder for local planning authorities to plan for more housing growth?

Observers are concerned that in some areas the combination of falling population projections and the outputs of the government's proposals standard formula for assessing housing need could assist those authorities that want to reduce their housing targets.

Why housing land supply in Wales is deteriorating

Why housing land supply in Wales is deteriorating

The supply of readily developable housing land in Wales declined between 2015 and 2016, with nearly four-fifths of local planning authorities last year unable to meet the requirement to demonstrate five years' supply. Emerging data for 2017 shows little improvement.


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