Law Commission publishes final ‘right to light’ proposals
Landowners who wish to enforce a right to light against neighbouring developments would be given a set period in which to take action under proposals for reform put forward by the Law Commission.
Planning conditions in Commons spotlight
A Government minister has told Parliament that the administration is considering whether planning conditions which conform to national planning policy and guidance should be exempt from the proposed deemed discharge regime.
‘Buy-to-leave’ planning policy proposed by London borough
A London borough has launched a consultation on what are claimed to be first-of-a kind planning measures targeting the rise in ‘buy-to-leave’ properties in its area.
Committee calls for planning guidance on air pollution risks
A committee of MPs has urged the Government to issue new planning guidance to ensure local authorities prioritise air quality in planning decisions.
Oxford Green Belt review mooted to aid housing provision
Oxford City Council leader Bob Price has argued that a strategic review of the Oxford Green Belt is urgently needed to allow for a sustainable urban extension.
News round-up 11 December 2014
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