Essential Guides

THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE: What is a five year housing land supply and why is it so important?

Planning applications for residential development are often justified by saying that the council doesn’t have a “five year supply of housing land.” But what does that mean exactly? And why is it so critical?
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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE: What does ‘sustainable development’ really mean?

'Sustainable development' is described as the 'golden thread' running through planning policy in England. Development which is sustainable is presumed to be acceptable - but what exactly does that mean?
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