The evolving role of the NPPF and paragraph 49
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Since the introduction in England of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) in 2012, there has been a proliferation of judicial reviews over its application when determining planning applications for housing.
Battle of the basements
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Increasing pressure for space in city centres, accompanied by the premium commanded by residential land, have resulted in numerous basement developments during the last 10 years. Unlike roof extensions, basement developments generally pose little or no risk of harm to the light amenity enjoyed by neighbours. Nevertheless, basement developments in residential areas can be highly controversial. Neighbours can react with alarm to the excavations and engineering operations required to create a basement, or the risk of structural damage to their property.
Stand and deliver
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As the government comes under increasing pressure to meet housing targets, compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) are gaining favour as a means of allowing a public body to take a property by right where it is needed as a matter of public interest.
Reflections on Renewables - Agenda
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Agenda for Reflections on Renewables Seminar, 16/June/2016, Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin 2
Housing and Planning Bill analysis
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Reception to the Housing and Planning Bill, laid before Parliament in October, has been mixed to say the least. With provisions giving social housing tenants a right to buy (RTB), a 1 per cent annual rent reduction in the social rented sector over four years from April, and a pay-to-stay measure charging social housing tenants market rent, critics warn that housing associations, and social housing, could soon be a thing of the past.
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