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702, 2018

Overweight school children policy justifies takeaway refusal

By |February 7th, 2018|News|0 Comments

A development plan policy adopted by a local authority on Tyneside which sought to limit the number of takeaway food outlets in areas where a […]

602, 2018

Council threatened with intervention pledges to submit plan in spring 2019

By |February 6th, 2018|News|0 Comments

A UKIP-run council facing local plan intervention has told the government that it is not likely to produce a new draft of its development blueprint […]

302, 2018

Substandard housing proposed for Birkenhead & Tranmere

By |February 3rd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Residents of Birkenhead & Tranmere Ward are being urged to voice their concerns about proposals for sub-standard housing.

The Government’s Nationally Described Minimum Space Standards require […]

202, 2018

What the push to build more homes on small sites means for planners

By |February 2nd, 2018|News|0 Comments

Both the government and London mayor are keen to see more homes built on small sites. But what does this mean for planners?

As the government […]

3001, 2018

New community benefit society launched for Birkenhead & Tranmere Ward

By |January 30th, 2018|News|0 Comments

A community benefit society is a unique type of co-operative society that enables local people to invest in charitable projects and improve the area they […]

1901, 2018

Neighbourhood plan advice requirement to come into effect in July

By |January 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Councils will be obliged to set out their policies on the provision of advice and assistance to neighbourhood planning groups from the end of July, […]

1901, 2018

What planners need to know about fire safety

By |January 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Proposals to make fire safety a planning consideration will require planners to have a better understanding of the issue, say Mike Straw and Barry McAllister

Q […]

1901, 2018

How Homes England means to make its mark on planning

By |January 19th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The rebranded agency has been given billions of new funds and a mandate to unleash its considerable statutory powers in pursuit of housing growth. Chief […]

1801, 2018

Nearly one in ten new homes created under office-to-residential permitted development rights, research finds

By |January 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

Almost one-tenth of new homes created over the last two years were converted from offices under permitted development (PD) rights, resulting in the loss of […]

1801, 2018

Revisions to National Planning Policy Framework would provide stronger music venue protection

By |January 18th, 2018|News|0 Comments

The government has confirmed that the long-awaited revised draft of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) will be ‘clarified’ to include ‘detailed reference’ to a […]