Planning permission

Government plans to allow empty shops to be converted into housing along with offices will be a complete disaster, housing experts warn.
A nation divided over one question: Did Jackie Weaver have the authority?
New proposal is buried in the Planning for the Future white paper from the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government.
New "permitted development rights" also mean developers don't need to build *any* affordable homes when they replace old buildings with housing.
Shops will be converted to homes without local council planning permission, and affordable homes are likely to fall to even lower levels.
Robert Jenrick's "biased" decision over Isle of Dogs development would have robbed cash-strapped council of between £30m and £50m.
I saw close up how wrong a policy can go if it isn’t thought through properly, author Toby Lloyd writes.
Releasing land into the private market is not delivering the quantity or quality of affordable homes we need – and as more land is sold, there's less opportunity to reverse the trend
Prime minister to attack 'vicious circle' of rising house prices.