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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 […]

1501, 2018

Judge blocks London neighbourhood plan legal challenge

By |January 15th, 2018|News|0 Comments

A High Court judge has rejected a landowner’s legal challenge against a council’s decision to allow a neighbourhood plan to proceed to a local referendum.

The […]

1201, 2018

No legal flaw made in written ministerial statement on neighbourhood plans, judge rules

By |January 12th, 2018|News|0 Comments

A High Court judge has today dismissed a challenge by housebuilders to a written ministerial statement on the weight to be given to neighbourhood plans […]

1712, 2017

Bricks, bribery and mortar — the flaw built into our planning rules

By |December 17th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The Sunday Times’ exposure of a corruption scandal in London is just the tip of the iceberg, says Rohan Silva. Outmoded development laws allow crime […]

1512, 2017

Go-ahead for scheme that co-locates 1,386 homes with commercial uses on industrial site

By |December 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Plans have been approved for a high-density, 1,386-home scheme with 22,663 square metres of industrial floorspace on a site in north London currently allocated as […]

1512, 2017

Fresh neighbourhood planning changes to come into effect in January

By |December 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

A new requirement for councils to notify neighbourhood planning groups in the “advanced” stage of developing a neighbourhood plan of any upcoming planning applications which […]

1512, 2017

Policy Briefing: What planners need to know about driverless cars

By |December 15th, 2017|News|0 Comments

Planners need to start preparing now for the future impacts of autonomous vehicles.

Q What support is the government and the private sector providing for driverless […]

1312, 2017

Javid praises study recommending moves to create more homes above shops

By |December 13th, 2017|News|0 Comments

The communities secretary Sajid Javid has said he will be looking ‘very closely’ at a report published yesterday which recommends that councils do more to […]

1212, 2017

Westminster signals planning policy to tackle rise in food delivery drivers

By |December 12th, 2017|News|0 Comments

A London council is to introduce a planning policy aimed at tackling disturbance caused by a growing number of delivery drivers serving online food delivery […]

112, 2017

Why Javid’s threat to intervene in local plans should be taken seriously

By |December 1st, 2017|News|0 Comments

Behind the excitement of the Budget’s additional billions and the game of working how much was new, another key policy continued to progress, as central […]