PLANNING APPLICATIONS

Neighbourhood Planning Act

What impact will new conditions in the Neighbourhood Planning Act have?

The insertion of new conditions in the Neighbourhood Planning Act could have significant consequences for the sector. DLA Piper's Vanessa Ralph explains   The Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017 received Royal Assent on 27 April 2017.  Not yet in force, section 14 of the 2017 Act inserts a new section 100ZA into...
planning application process

Changing the landscape of the planning application process

Karen Howard, Partner at DLA Piper explains how new legislation introduced in the Housing and Planning Act could impact the planning application process Important legislation was introduced in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 ("Act") which could change the landscape of the planning application process. Fundamental new provisions enable the...
Planning regulations should be relaxed to encourage more housebuilding

Planning regulations should be relaxed to encourage more housebuilding

To stabilise housing prices, make home ownership affordable and encourage more housebuilding planning regulations need to be loosened
Planning communications service launched by independent consultancy

Planning communications service launched by independent consultancy

A new planning communications service, which aims to support developers throughout a project has been launched by GK Strategy
London named fifth most expensive city for construction

London named fifth most expensive city for construction

A new survey has revealed London is the world’s fifth most expensive city for construction, despite the slump of the pound
Rural development plans outlined for The Trossachs National Park

Rural development plans outlined for The Trossachs National Park

Loch Lomond & The Trossachs National Park are set to undertake significant rural development under a new proposed 5 year plan.
Planning application fees increase opposed by Scottish housebuilders

Planning application fees increase opposed by Scottish housebuilders

A proposal from the Scottish government to raise planning application fees has been challenged by housebuilders
online planning applications

Online planning applications website gets revamp of it digital service

The Planning Portal, the online planning applications website, has launched a new website and improved its digital service
online planning applications

Online planning applications bid won by the Planning Portal

The Planning Portal has won a contract to manage online planning applications for all 25 Welsh local planning authorities until 2021
building boom

Building boom for Britain’s cities as figures near record levels

An annual review from Deloitte has revealed the UK’s largest regional cities are experiencing a building boom as construction activity nears record levels
scottish planning system

Scottish planning system consultation has been launched by ministers

A new consultation into the Scottish planning system has been launched by ministers hoping to revamp and modernise the current process
Compulsory purchase orders

Compulsory Purchase Orders: a necessary part of the planning process?

Trevor Ivory, Partner and UK Head of Development & Infrastructure Planning, DLA Piper talks about Compulsory Purchase Orders
prior approval

Prior Approval: he shoots, he scores, or does he?

Mark Thackeray, Principal Consultant, Walsingham Planning asks if prior approval has helped or hindered the planning system
Planning system

Planning system holds back the delivery of new homes

The construction of new homes is being delayed due to the demands placed on homebuilders trying to navigate the planning system