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Planning Judicial Review: hearing granted

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Naomi Luhde-Thompson

Rights : Community : Action has been granted a court hearing after a judge said our case against sweeping changes to planning laws introduced by the Government last year is "potentially...

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Video explainer: What are Permitted Development Rights?

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David Powell

The government is making profound changes to the democratic planning system in England. In this explainer, Hugh Ellis (Policy Director, Town & Country Planning Association) and Naomi...

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New campaigning alliance and map launched

There has been huge concern about the lack of democracy within the planning system and the even worse inequity being pushed through as part of the Government’s planning reforms.   The community...

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Every decision matters: have your say

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Naomi Luhde-Thompson

The climate crisis is already with us. More people than ever in the UK are worried about what is happening now and in the future because of climate change. We know that every decision matters now...

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Planning: we have a voice, but soon we won’t

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Naomi Luhde-Thompson

The next phase of the Government’s war on the planning process is here. We have a voice in development decisions right now in England. Soon we won’t have one that makes any difference. As...

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Judicial Review lost - but we intend to appeal

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Naomi Luhde-Thompson

We’ve just received news from the High Court that our claim for Judicial Review of the Government’s changes to permitted development rights was not successful. We respect the decision, but we...

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