Article 4 – Implementation Controversy

Islington Council imposed an Article 4 Direction within their remit. The Department for Communities and Local Government overruled the imposition of the Article 4 Direction. Following an appeal process, Islington Council have been allowed to re-impose the Direction following confirmation that the DCLG were using inaccurate data in their assessment of the case.
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Planning Changes: – 2013 and 2014 New Permitted Development Rights:

All works carried out in England and Wales require planning permission. Certain types of extensions and changes of use, subject to certain limits and conditions, do not require a full planning permission from a Local Planning Authority. Unless these automatic rights are removed, it can be assumed that permission is automatically granted.
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City Council first to obtain Regulation 7 order covering Lettings Boards

Newcastle City Council is thought to have become the first authority of its kind to have successfully obtained Government approval for a Regulation 7 order covering lettings boards
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Excessive Infrastructure Investment doesn’t always stand the Test of Time – Learning from the Victorians

Several commentators have drawn attention over recent weeks to the very high expense in investing in the infrastructure projects (such as HS2) which have been used to attempt to bring the United Kingdom economy back on track. ..
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Half a Billion Pounds about to be released to Builders under the Government’s Builders Finance Fund Scheme to kick-start stalled Housing Schemes

Over 160 smaller housing developments across the country have been shortlisted for loans from the £525 million pound Builders Finance Fund, which is intended to get stalled sites back up and running with new homes being built.…
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How small is too small when it comes to property?

There hasYorkshire - Cottage been a steep rise in the number of people renting rather than buying in London, no doubt due to the really high prices of property in the capital, and the rules of affordability to get a mortgage. Landlords are offering smaller and smaller flats to tenants, but are they breaking the law?
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