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Planning weekly highlights—12 March 2020

Planning weekly highlights—12 March 2020
Published on: 12 March 2020
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Planning weekly highlights—12 March 2020
  • In this issue:
  • Planning policy
  • The Budget 2020—infrastructure, housebuilding and planning announcements
  • Government sets out plans for further reforms to planning system
  • Court confirms development plan policies are relevant considerations in the NPPF tilted balance (Gladman Developments Ltd v SSHCLG)
  • Court upholds SoS’s refusal of consent for Chiswick tower against inspector’s recommendation (Starbones v SSHCLG)
  • Planning Court issues guidance on NPPF policy on contaminated land (Judson v Amber Vale BC)
  • Parliamentary inquiry into government’s major projects portfolio launched
  • Parliamentary inquiries into social housing, cladding and progress of devolution launched
  • More...

Article summary

This week's edition of Planning weekly highlights includes: an update on the infrastructure, housebuilding and planning commitments announced in the Budget 2020 and the proposals for planning reforms which followed, court decisions on: applying the tilted balance in paragraph 11(d)(ii) of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), the interpretation of NPPF policy on contaminated land, whether environmental impact assessment was required for a housing development near an air quality management area (AQMA) and an update on progress towards meeting the Rosewell Review recommendations on inquiry appeals. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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