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Intentional unauthorised development

The Government’s Chief Planner has issued a new policy statement to local planning authorities that makes intentional unauthorised development a “material consideration” for planning applications and appeals received from 31 August...

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Landmark ruling quashes affordable housing threshold

“The High Court delivered a landmark judgment on 31 July 2015 that quashed national planning guidance that allowed landowners and developers to bring forward small scale housing development without incurring certain...

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Agricultural to residential change of use

“In response to the inconsistent approach of Local Planning Authorities (LPAs) to the interpretation and application of the Permitted Development Rights (PDRs) that now apply to the change of use of...

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What is vacant building credit?

“Last month we explained the changes to national planning policy that offer the opportunity to bring forward small scale housing development, including agricultural worker dwellings, without incurring affordable housing restrictions or...

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