Costs cap in environmental cases may now be challenged in appropriate cases, says government07 Dec 2016
Caps on the costs that those challenging the environmental impact of public bodies' decisions in the courts in England and Wales can be ordered to pay may now be challenged in "appropriate" cases, the government has said.
The social housing regulatory functions currently performed by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) are to be separated into a standalone public body, the government has announced.
A 'holding direction' preventing Birmingham City Council from proceeding with its 15-year development plan has been lifted by the government, in response to the area's "exceptional and possibly unique" unmet need for more housing.
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