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Planning Inspectors’ right to rely on officer’s reports in relation to economic viability of affordable housing

United Kingdom - March 11 2015 A litigant in person, George Turner, brought an action against CLG to quash the decision to grant planning permission and other consents for proposed...

Encouraging development on brownfield land

United Kingdom - March 5 2015 In January, CLG issued a consultation paper entitled Building more homes on brownfield land. The paper comes on the back of the summer announcement...

Class MB permitted development rights use carefully and consider the consequences

United Kingdom - February 16 2015 Permitted development rights were extended on 6 April 2014 to allow conversion of agricultural buildings for use as residential dwellings. This...

Starter Homes Initiative for first time buyers

United Kingdom - January 26 2015 CLG has recently issued a consultation into its proposed 'Starter Homes Initiative', designed to enable first time buyers under the age of 40 to get...

BPF response to proposed permitted development changes

United Kingdom - October 7 2014 The DCLG technical consultation into further reforms to the planning system has now closed, and although it will be some...