Transport for London's (TfL) planning chief has said that housing numbers in the Old Kent Road area of south London should be capped at a number under half of that proposed in a planning framework for the locality until the proposed extension of the Bakerloo underground line can be delivered.
Reports that a council has been labelled "laughable, ludicrous and short-sighted" after it attempted to force a small museum to destroy "a Doctor Who Dalek shelter because it did not have planning permission" feature in today's newspaper round-up.
Ministers have rejected an emerging spatial plan for Edinburgh and south east Scotland, on grounds including that the draft document was not supported by an adequate transport appraisal and did not "properly acknowledge and address the region's infrastructure constraints".
The Planning Inspectorate's response to a review on improving the appeal inquiry process reveals that it is considering fines for parties who submit evidence late. However, the economist who led the review highlights several challenges for PINS in implementing her suggestions.