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.
Detailed planning consent marks the start of the large-scale Becketwell regeneration in Derby city centre.
More than 70 locations to share in future high streets funding for housing, transport, leisure and retail proposals.
Transport secretary Grant Shapps has granted development consent for improvements to three junctions on the A38 in Derby after finding that the scheme’s benefits, including support for new housing and jobs, outweighed its climate change impacts.
“Gaps” in local authorities’ recording of brownfield sites in their area mean the opportunity to develop these for housing “is massively under-estimated”, according to a new study.