Chichester defeats judicial review of neighbourhood plan

Ref. LCrownhall Estates Ltd, R (on the application of) v Chichester District Council & Ors [2016] EWHC 73
In the latest of a long line of legal proceedings, Mr Justice Holgate has presided over a third judicial review of the Loxwood Neighbourhood Plan (LNP). The result is a comprehensive victory for the defending council and a boost for Neighbourhood Plan drafters everywhere…
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Mortgage Market Update

Various sources are claiming that now is as good a time to buy a property as there has ever been, with interest rates low and the property market surging forward. We have compiled stats from various sources around the country to give you a complete view of the mortgage market, in case you are looking to invest…
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The Property Market Monthly Fact File – February 2016

The property market fact file is a collection of data compiled each month by our Chartered Surveyors and the team; collating survey data, statistics, trends and information from the property market. This aims to provide a single place where anyone with an interest in UK property can find the information they need.
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£6.3 million of funding set to kick start building work for tens of thousands of homes in dedicated Housing Zones across the country

As of 5th January 2016, Housing Zones across the country will begin to receive funding aimed at kick starting building work for tens of thousands of homes…
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Fisherman’s Friend tycoon builds a lighthouse on her land without planning permission

Multi-millionaire and Fisherman’s Friend tycoon has 30ft lighthouse replica built on her land only to learn she may have to knock it down because she has no planning permission…
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Prime Minister David Cameron promises to renovate run-down housing estates

Cameron announced that the country’s most neglected and deprived housing estates will be replaced and transformed into safe and pleasant-looking neighbourhoods.
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The Local Government Association reveals that the number of unbuilt homes with planning permission hits record levels

Around 475,000 are yet to be built despite having planning permission, resulting in record figures which are 25% higher than they were just five years ago.
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District Council brings legal challenge after planning refusal is overturned

Cherwell District Council, Oxfordshire, will seek legal challenge after their original decision not to grant permission for a 54 home development in Hook Norton was overturned by the Secretary of State’s Inspector on appeal…
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