All planning articles – Page 5

  • Joey Gardiner

    Planning Framework: the latest revolution


    This week’s publication of the National Planning Policy Framework puts the ball back in the developers’ court

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    Why the Cala Homes' legal defeat shows it's time for housebuilders to wake up to localism


    Yesterday’s ruling in favour of the government was not a surprise

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    Good news on the planning front – rejections fall and applications for new homes rise


    The data published today on planning applications on the face of it should provide house builders and their suppliers with some comfort. The figures show that in the final quarter of last year the number of planning decisions for major residential developments – those with 10 or more homes – ...

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    Open Source Planning: naive, stupid or cynical?


    If you think that the economy is posing a problem for house builders, you might want to consider the planning proposals put forward by the Conservatives . “Jaw dropping” was one phrase that an expert on planning matters put to me. “Concerning” was the more sedate and political word chosen ...

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    Residential planning activity bounces back


    The latest Government planning data on the face of it supports the view that there has been a bounce in activity within the house building sector. The topline data, released today, for residential planning decision show a fall in the September quarter compared with both the previous quarter and on ...

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    Power without responsibility


    "This meddling member of the royal family is a black stain on our democracy," wrote one reader of Building's website. Others described Lord Rogers' scheme as "a herringbone pattern of repetitive blocks with no sense of place" and his defence of it as "tantamount to treason". Never has the death ...