Founder of Carphone Warehouse involved in row with neighbours over extension plans for £20 million mansion

Sir Charles Dunstone and wife, Celia, want more space in their mansion. But nearby neighbours say that they have already suffered enough….
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Battersea Power Station – another obstacle to its development?

battersea-power-station-developmentSince it was decommissioned in 1983, the Grade I Listed Battersea Power Station has seen many abortive attempts to make use of the site…..
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Applications to be fast tracked in bid to speed up the planning process and increase house building

New proposals will allow councils to offer fast track planning application services in a bid to boost house building…..
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In case you missed it – Noisy construction works banned at weekends in Royal Borough

The London Borough of Kensington & Chelsea to ban all construction works on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays due to an increase in noise complaints……
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Kensington & Chelsea Council reveals pre-application advice to the public

In what is widely believed to be a first for local councils in the country, the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea will now routinely publish the advice provided by their planning officers and Architectural Appraisal Panel.
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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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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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