Planning cases


lockedOld Oak Common plans too rushed

Plans for a mayoral development corporation for Old Oak Common are being rushed, lack funding proposals for infrastructure, have weak governance and threaten Europe's largest industrial estate says the London Assembly, which nevertheless supported the plan in principle.
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MPs back select committee report

MPs from all parties have congratulated the Select Committee on its report on the NPPF.
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SUDS in planning goes ahead

Local planning authorities will have to ensure sustainable drainage systems are included in major developments.
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Garden city principles will apply

Communities minister Lord Ahmad has told the Lords that traditional garden city principles will apply to the new generation of garden cities being planned by the Government.
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Pickles ploughs on

The communities secretary has approved more than 1,000 homes on two greenfield sites in North East England against community wishes.
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lockedHousing need trumps all says court

The Court of Appeal has confirmed that the NPPF requires councils to "objectively assess housing need" before considering exceptional circumstances like green belts which might allow reduced land releases.
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No right to know about environment threats

Telling the public the locations of threats from new settlements to their areas, or even how many the Government is discussing, is "not in the public interest", according to planning minister Brandon Lewis.
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lockedNew Category 4 Screening Level moves

A major announcement on Category 4 Screening Levels was made at SoBRA's annual conference.
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Brownfield fund would boost property

The British Property Federation has backed MPs' call for Government brownfield remediation support.
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MPs slam planning policy

MPs of all parties have queued up in the Commons to slam Government planning policy on house building, green belts and localism, but Brandon Lewis remained unmoved.
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