A new guide has been launched to give local councillors tips on how to plan for their neighbourhoods.
A council in Cheshire has secured a ‘landmark ruling’ from the Supreme Court that will better protect green areas from speculative housing developments.
Some councils have been accused of failing to protect the greenbelt from new development, under new research published by the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).
Wealden District Council has prosecuted two home-owners – one of whom is a councillor -- for causing ‘irreversible changes’ to a Grade II listed building.
Small house builders are experiencing ‘deeply frustrating’ delays and rising costs in the planning system, housing standard-setting body finds.
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.