A tribunal hearing has ruled that a council can consider the planning status of a property when determining an application for a renting license.
Local authorities are continuing to increase the number of new home planning permissions being granted, housing survey reveals, but there is concern the number of sites permissioned is falling.
Conor Leyden argues that creating ‘oven-ready’ sites can help unlock the value in council land assets.
The current approach to capturing increases in land value could cost the UK a potential £185bn over the next 20 years, planners warn.
Just one in five property developers believe the Government’s aim of building one million homes by 2020 is realistic, survey reveals.
Nearly half of all local planning authorities in England have yet to publish a draft Local Plan, new research has revealed.
The Government has stepped in to settle a row over a new £40m council headquarters.
The Government should allow communities a say in the future of local pubs, say Labour as they call for ‘clarity’ on business rates relief for pubs.
Surrey County Council has accused an energy company of drilling on land in Brockham ‘without planning permission’.
Scottish councillors elected in May need to ‘plan effectively’ for the long term and work with their local communities when deciding key priorities, auditors say.