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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Long Stratton-based Housing Association part of George Osborne’s pilot scheme

Families renting from a housing association in Norfolk are among those able to apply to buy their home from today,…

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Consultation on National Planning Policy Changes

A consultation is being held by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) for eight weeks between Monday 7…

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Referendum to be held on Mulbarton Neighbourhood Plan

The Examiner who has reviewed the Mulbarton Neighbourhood Plan has concluded that it can proceed to a referendum. There have…

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Hiding castles on the Greenbelt

A High Court judge last month ordered the arrest of a farmer who has refused to tear down the mock…

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