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Pickles rejects breach of human rights claim and grants planning permission

Communities secretary Eric Pickles has rejected a claim made by Camden Council that a proposed development in north London would breach Article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights (Article 8).  26 Mar 2015

New CIL restrictions, EIA thresholds and PD rights come into effect on 6 April 2015

The thresholds at which development proposals in England must be screened to determine whether environmental impact assessments (EIA) are necessary under European Union rules will change from 6 April. 26 Mar 2015

Budget 2015: chancellor proposes devolving more housing powers to London mayor

The mayor of London will be handed more planning powers, UK chancellor George Osborne has said. As part of last week's Budget Osborne said that the move would allow the mayor “to accelerate the provision of new homes by reducing planning delays".  26 Mar 2015

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