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Latest News Stories 26 March 2015

Revised guidance on housing provision for elderly
Housing and planning minister Brandon Lewis has unveiled revised planning guidance which requires councils to take better account of the needs of older residents when planning new homes in their area...

Planning CPOs bounce-back
The number of planning compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) increased by just over 60 per cent in 2014, research by law firm Bond Dickinson has found...

Camden’s human rights challenge to offices to homes project fails
Camden Council has failed in its bid to block prior approval for the change of use of a set of offices in Primrose Hill, north London, and their conversion into 53 flats by arguing the scheme breached human rights legislation...

Peers unconvinced by Coalition’s economic case for HS2
A second Parliamentary committee has raised questions about the HS2 project by claiming the Government has yet to make a convincing case for the £50bn scheme...

Lack of five-year land supply not enough to swing York and Cheshire housing appeals
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has concluded that green belt issues and prematurity in relation to an emerging local plan trumped the inability of planning authorities to demonstrate a five-year supply of housing land in two separate cases...

News round-up 26 March 2015
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