News that the government is set to defend in court a decision by a Surrey council to grant planning permission for six oil wells leads our roundup of today’s news.
A council has agreed to quash its permission for a 4,000-home ‘garden city’ to the south of Canterbury in Kent after the High Court came down on the side of objectors who argued that the decision conflicted with the local plan and would have negative environmental impacts.
A court has issued a “rogue landlord” with a £275,000 proceeds of crime penalty for failing to comply with a planning enforcement notice regarding the unlawful construction and renting out of an outbuilding behind a house in west London.
Almost 90 per cent of build-to-rent units have been built in cities where the government has increased housing need levels, according to new research by lobby group the British Property Federation (BPF) that it says shows how the sector could play a “critical role” in helping councils meet their higher home requirements.
A report that planning permission may be required to install some of the home heat pumps that the government has promised to fund as part of its environmental drive leads today’s newspaper roundup.
A council has approved a masterplan for a garden village of more than 1,500 homes, of which about a fifth would be on green belt land.
News that the High Court has rejected legal challenges to the controversial extension of Southampton Airport’s runway and a mixed reception to the government’s new plan to cut carbon emissions feature in our round up of today’s news.
Responding to the climate emergency should be the “top priority” of the planning system and be “embedded” in all local plan policy requirements, joint new guidance from the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) and the Town and Country Planning Association (TCPA) has recommended.
A planning application for a 3,000-home urban extension on a former green belt site to the south of Oxford could be submitted in 2023, after city councillors voted to proceed with creating a development agreement with fellow landowners.
A High Court judge has in a guideline case dismissed a Gloucestershire council’s argument that an inspector was wrong in not taking account of its past over-supply of housing land when assessing whether it had the required five-year pipeline of deliverable sites, ruling that this is a matter of planning judgment.