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.
Gina Wilson explains how the Understanding Scottish Places tool is helping to make town's better places to work and live.
The number of planning applications to build new ‘greener’ waste management sites has dropped by 20% in a year, raising fears the current system could become over-stretched, new figures have revealed.
Emma Jones that when used in the right way, Sustainability Appraisals can help meet many of the challenges that are set out in the Housing White Paper.
The number of ancient woodland under threat from development is at a record high, a conservation charity has warned.
Accusations developers are land-banking to boost house prices are ‘largely an illusion’, planning consultants claim.
Local authorities in the South East should be granted powers to incentivise house building where development is too slow, new report argues.
The House of Lords is being urged to support the creation of new local councils in England's city areas in order to strengthen local democracy and improve the take-up of neighbourhood planning.
Should councils take a more strategic approach to developing sections of Green Belt land in order to fund nature conservation? William Eichler investigates.