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8 key things that happened this week...

Missed what has happened in the world of Planning this week. Here are the eight of the biggest stories from the past week...

Guildford: council and inspector at loggerheads

A Surrey council has issued a robust defence of its draft local plan after a planning inspector last month criticised its approach to housing delivery, particularly its lack of proposals to help a neighbouring authority meet its unmet housing need. More.

Plans for a 2,900-home development in north London have been thrown into doubt after they were rejected at a planning committee meeting, against a recommendation of approval from planners. More.

A Surrey Council has angrily hit out at campaigners after they launched a series of legal challenges against the authority's recently adopted local plan, accusing them of an 'irresponsible abuse of public money'. More.

Housing minister Dominic Raab has said a forthcoming review of migration policy should consider the impacts of immigration on housing demand, but experts have challenged him to publish his evidence on the issue. More.

Councillors last week rejected plans for a 365-home mixed-use scheme incorporating what would have been the tallest building in Lewisham, despite planners recommending that the application be approved. More.

A north London council is to create a strategic planning committee to deal with major applications in a bid to reduce its rate of planning refusals overturned at appeal and avoid central government intervention. More.

A long-running row over the future of a Kent airfield earmarked for a 2,500-home development in a stalled draft local plan has taken a fresh twist after plans were submitted this week for a development consent order (DCO) to reopen the airport as an air freight hub. More.

A Buckinghamshire council has submitted plans to provide 10,925 homes up to 2033 - at a rate almost 40 per cent higher than existing targets - including the release of 'carefully selected' sites in the green belt. More.

Source: Planning Rescourse

13 April 2018