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High Court dismisses council's attempt to use 'hybrid' land supply calculation in opposing 500-home Gladman schemes

High Court dismisses council's attempt to use 'hybrid' land supply calculation in opposing 500-home Gladman schemes

Gladman Developments' plans for more than 500 homes have been backed by the High Court, after a judge dismissed a council's attempt to use a novel 'hybrid' method for calculating its housing land supply position in justifying its opposition to the schemes.

875-home scheme including £20m 'roof tax' wins consent in Leeds

875-home scheme including £20m 'roof tax' wins consent in Leeds

Outline plans for an 875-home scheme on a greenfield site in Leeds, incorporating a ‘roof tax’ contribution of almost £20million for a new link road, has received permission from councillors.

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What the secretary of state's change of heart on a green belt housing scheme tells us about the role of politics in ministerial decision-making

What the secretary of state's change of heart on a green belt housing scheme tells us about the role of politics in ministerial decision-making

A secretary of state approval on appeal for 500 homes in the Bradford green reverses a previous decision on the same development less than 18 months ago. Experts say the consent, while revealing some insights into the "very special circumstances" in which green belt housing will be allowed, underlines the highly political nature of decision-making on such schemes.

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

Five legal verdicts to look out for this autumn

Five legal verdicts to look out for this autumn

Cases due before the courts October-November 2020. Hearing dates may be subject to change.

How a court judgment exposed the risk of counting on housing need to justify green belt release

How a court judgment exposed the risk of counting on housing need to justify green belt release

A successful legal challenge to a development plan in Leeds shows the risk of plan-makers depending too heavily on housing need figures to justify green belt release, especially when those numbers drop significantly, say commentators