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290-home appeal allowed in Leeds over housing land supply shortage

290-home appeal allowed in Leeds over housing land supply shortage

Plans for almost 300 homes on a greenfield site in Leeds have been allowed on appeal, after an inspector found that a local policy safeguarding the land was out of date due to the council's lack of a five-year housing land supply.

CIL Watch: Yorkshire leads northern regions on CIL

CIL Watch: Yorkshire leads northern regions on CIL

Consultation on Harrogate Borough Council's draft charging schedule, which closes next week, takes the borough one step closer to being the 11th local authority in Yorkshire and the Humber to have a community infrastructure levy (CIL) in place.

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How we did it: Using a viability review tool to secure affordable homes

How we did it: Using a viability review tool to secure affordable homes

A viability review mechanism was used to agree an affordable homes delivery process for a major scheme in York.

Why a Hull neighbourhood plan was rejected at referendum

Why a Hull neighbourhood plan was rejected at referendum

Ineffective community engagement by plan-makers could explain why residents of an inner-city estate refused to endorse a neighbourhood plan, say observers.

The planning standoff in the Sheffield city-region

The planning standoff in the Sheffield city-region

A dispute between the four local authorities that make up the Sheffield City Region is holding back significant powers for the newly elected mayor, writes Adam Branson.

Why the Greater South-East was the big Housing Infrastructure Fund winner

Why the Greater South-East was the big Housing Infrastructure Fund winner

Last week five of the UK's elected combined authority mayors joined forces to write to the Prime Minister to complain about the proportion of the government's recent £866m Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) allocation that was spent in London and the South East.


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