High Court judge rules that residential gardens, parks, recreation grounds and allotments on previously developed land in the countryside are brownfield land

High Court judge rules that residential gardens, parks, recreation grounds and allotments on previously developed land in the countryside are…

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Self-build registers will be considered a material consideration in planning decisions from April

New planning guidance has been published which suggests that the numbers of people seeking self-build plots in local authority areas…

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Review of Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL)

Government ministers are carrying out an independent review of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL). CIL was introduced in 2010 to…

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Office to residential demolitions – What it means for developers and councils

In October 2015, the government announced that temporary measures allowing conversion of offices into housing would become permanent. For the…

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War of Words over Government proposals for planning applications to be processed by alternative providers

In response to an amendment to the Housing and Planning Bill to introduce pilot schemes for competition in the processing of…

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Housing and Planning Bill passes its third reading in the House of Commons

The Housing and Planning Bill passed its third reading by 309 votes to 216 on 12th January and has moved…

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Reform of New Homes Bonus

In an effort to provide more resources for priorities such as Adult Social Care, DCLG is consulting on reducing the…

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Planning applications could be processed by ‘alternative providers’ rather than local planning authorities

  The latest publication of proposed amendments to the Housing and Planning Bill suggests that communities secretary Greg Clark is…

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Lanpro now largest planning consultancy in Norfolk

Lanpro Services is now officially the largest independent planning consultancy working wholly in the private sector in Norfolk and the…

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Learning Lessons from Western Europe

A study published by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has identified key planning lessons leading to faster and better…

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