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7 Questions About Permission In Principle

Despite its 217 sections and 20 schedules, the Housing and Planning Act 2016 is in places the merest of sketches – nowhere more so than the illusive idea of “permission in principle” in sections 150 and 151. 573 more words

Brownfield Thinking

“Brownfield land” is right up there with “hard-working families” in terms of the political buttons that it presses. But what is it and what are the implications of land being “brownfield”? 871 more words

Social cleansing

One of the provisions of the Housing & Planning Bill that is due for its final reading in the House of Commons on Tuesday 5th January is for council estates to be designated as brownfield land which means that planning permission can be granted for ‘re-development’. 374 more words

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