Planning charges do not take into account higher build costs of smaller housing sites, report finds01 Sep 2015
A report commissioned by the Federation of Small Businesses has found that the planning charges set by some English councils do not take into account the increased costs of building smaller housing developments.
Planning inspector unconvinced that permission for 300 greenfield homes will prejudice brownfield development01 Sep 2015
A planning inspector has granted permission for up to 300 homes to be built on an agricultural field in County Durham after dismissing the local planning authority's concerns that doing so might prevent the development of brownfield sites in the area.
Residents of the Roseland peninsula on the south coast of Cornwall have voted in favour of a neighbourhood plan which seeks to reduce the proportion of holiday homes in the area and encourage the provision of affordable homes for local people.
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