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New RTPI ‘toolkit’ aims to help practitioners 'holistically' assess long-term benefits of planning

New RTPI ‘toolkit’ aims to help practitioners 'holistically' assess long-term benefits of planning

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has produced a new methodology that it says would allow local authorities to take a more "holistic" and long-term approach to measuring the impact of planning.

Half-century-old permission invalid due to 'significant legal developments' since, Appeal Court rules

Half-century-old permission invalid due to 'significant legal developments' since, Appeal Court rules

Planning permission granted more than 50 years ago for a 400-home housing estate at the edge of a national park can no longer be lawfully implemented, the Court of Appeal has ruled in a case that considered the status of old planning consents.

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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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