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Planning News – 16 November 2018

by on November 16, 2018

Waverley wins High Court challenge over local policies
A deputy High Court judge has rejected legal challenges against policies in Waverley Borough Council’s local plan and a secretary of state decision to approve 1,800 homes at Dunsfold Aerodrome.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Q3 housing registrations hit 40,000
UK housebuilders registered 43,578 new homes during the third quarter of 2018. This represents a 15 per cent increase on the 37,940 registered in the third quarter of 2017.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Government to review second home tax rules
The government is going to consult on a business rates ‘loophole’ that it says could be costing councils in England millions in lost council tax.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

POCA used to recoup thousands from illegal scrapyard
The owner of an unauthorised scrapyard in South Staffordshire has been directed to pay a £150,000 confiscation order after failing to comply with an enforcement notice.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

HS2 boss claims line will deliver half-a-million jobs
High Speed 2’s local-led growth strategies will bring forth nearly 500,000 jobs and nearly 90,000 new homes.
Laura Edgar, The Planner

Councils tighten grip on rogue landlords
Housing minister Heather Wheeler has announced that councils will receive a £2 million fund from the government to tackle rogue landlords.
Prithvi Pandya, The Planner

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