The High Court has upheld planning permission for a mixed-use library and residential scheme in north west London despite an “unfortunate inaccuracy” in an officer’s report on whether the proposal conflicted with local policies on amenity space provision.
Housing starts and completions bounced back following a collapse during the first lockdown, according to the latest government figures for the third quarter of last year.
A High Court judge has quashed a West Sussex council’s decision to allow a bar next door to an ongoing residential development to drop planning conditions limiting its opening hours and noise from the premises, after finding that the authority committed “multiple errors” in granting the consent.
A 929-home high-rise development in Woking town centre has been rejected by committee members against officer advice, with its potential impacts on daylight levels and neighbour privacy among the reasons for refusal.
Coventry City Council planning committee has rejected an officer’s recommendation to delegate the granting of planning permission for a proposed 731-home mixed development which lacked affordable housing, and has instead voted unanimously to reject it.
A planning inspector has dismissed an appeal against the refusal of planning permission for a residential development adjoining a theatre in Wallingford, Oxfordshire, in what campaigners claim is the first instance of the revised National Planning Policy Framework’s (NPPF) “agent of change” principle being cited in relation to a theatre.
Changing local plan examinations to allow “less scope for making significant changes” to submitted plans during the process would help to ensure compliance with the government’s proposed new nine-month limit on such inquiries, the Planning Inspectorate’s (PINS) local plans chief has said.
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London’s mayor has made what he intends to be the final changes to his next strategic plan for the capital. They offer more scope for development of industrial land for housing and green belt release, but a tougher environment for tall building development.
Housing minister Christopher Pincher and England’s chief planner Joanna Averley defended charges that the government’s proposed planning changes fail to address democratic, social and sustainability concerns, in an online debate earlier today.