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UK Planning Law Blog Blog

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Call In Blitz Offers Black Hole for London Delivery

United Kingdom - May 29 2019 The Mayor of London and the Government are looking to London densification to avoid moving, extending and reshaping London’s Green Belt as part of a…

Residential first for Neighbourhood Development Orders

United Kingdom - April 30 2019 Back in 2013, we highlighted the first Neighbourhood Development Order (NDO) - made to permit specified development without further permission - under…

Assets of Community Value - no horseplay, for now

United Kingdom - April 29 2019 Back in 2016, we commented on the first Asset of Community Value (ACV) case to reach the Upper Tribunal. The case concerned green belt land included…

Regulation change to allow LPAs to sell land with benefit of planning permission granted to themselves

United Kingdom - February 2 2018 From 23 February 2018, an LPA will be able to grant itself planning permission and sell the relevant land with the benefit of that planning permission…

The Mayoral Planning Manifesto - who will you be voting for?

United Kingdom - May 5 2016 Latest polls suggest Sadiq Khan is likely to be London’s next Mayor, but it will all come down to voter turnout (with turnout at the last mayoral…

The Mayoral Planning Manifesto - who will you be voting for? part 2

United Kingdom - May 5 2016 In London’s mayoral race, Labour’s Sadiq Khan and the Tories’ Zac Goldsmith are the main contenders, with a substantial lead over the rest of the…

Will LPA shaming and intervention work to incentivise plan making?

United Kingdom - April 20 2016 In this blog, part of our series on the Government's technical consultation on implementation of the planning changes (the Consultation), we discuss…

Mind the gap - if Starter Homes survive, there will be blood

United Kingdom - April 13 2016 The Starter Homes initiative now faces an uphill struggle onto the statute books following setbacks in the House of Lords. Critics should be careful…

Non-starter? New homes proposals are going to shake things up, if they survive

United Kingdom - April 12 2016 The Government's Starter Homes proposals have been around for a while - consultation in 2014 led to new policies in March 2015, backing the…

Statutory consultee responses: must try harder?

United Kingdom - March 9 2016 In this blog, part of our series on the Government's technical consultation on implementation of the planning changes, we discuss proposals to limit…