Planners are calling on the Government to drop proposals that would add homes to High Streets without developers having to apply for planning permission.
The High Court has thrown out a challenge by residents of luxury flats overlooked by Tate Modern who tried to block visitors looking into their homes from the gallery’s viewing platform.
The average time it takes for a planning appeal looks set to be cut by five months after the Government accepted an independent review saying builders and communities need more certainty.
The planning permission process in the UK needs to be urgently reformed and speeded up and the Government needs to work more closely with local authorities to help boost the number of new homes being built, it is suggested.
Botched legislation over a ‘commencement notice’ means owners face losing their home
Government proposals to extend upwards and convert commercial properties into dwellings by extending permitted development rights will result in poor-quality development and see public services suffer.
SevenCapital has been given the go ahead for its scheme that will transform part of Digbeth into a major residential development.
Government proposals that use blanket planning permissions, or permitted development rights, to bypass local scrutiny to deliver housing in England put quality and affordability at risk, it is claimed.
The number of homes granted planning permission in England rose by two per cent in the year to the end of September, rising to 359,500.
Planning in England has been reduced to a chaotic patchwork of responsibilities which has led to a complete lack of confidence from the public in terms of what is being built, according to a new review of the system.
New research from The Strategic Land Group (SLG) has raised questions around the ability of North West councils to meet housing targets without using Green Belt land.
City of Wolverhampton Council has approved plans for Countryside to build hundreds of homes at Bilston Urban Village.
Beal Homes has has been given planning permission for a £60m residential development in Lincolnshire.
Plans to build a new skyscraper which would rival Sheffield’s tallest building have been granted outline planning permission.
Outline plans for up to 3,000 new homes and two primary schools have been approved by Northampton Borough Council.
Phasing plan of the urban extension at Dallington Grange, Mill Lane, Kingsthorpe.
The government has launched a consultation that asks whether local communities must be consulted on shale gas proposals in England before submitting a planning application.
Shopping mall owners on Tuesday said the Chancellor’s move to reduce planning restrictions around combining retail and residential properties will be good for businesses.
Plans to build 73 homes alongside the River Trent in Nottingham have been given the green light by the City Council
North East Lincolnshire Council’s cabinet have approved plans for a new £2.6m, 106-acre business park.
Birmingham will get £165m to build more than 5,000 homes for the Commonwealth Games under plans set to be announced at the Conservative conference today.
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