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News published June 2015

  • Ministers announce onshore wind farm regime change

    Published: Thursday, 25th June 2015

    The government has wasted little time in honouring manifesto pledges over giving local communities a greater say over onshore wind farm projects and axing subsidies for them.

  • MPs back changes to proposed HS2 route to allow petitioning

    Published: Thursday, 25th June 2015

    MPs have approved a raft of changes to the proposed route of the HS2 project between London and the west Midlands.

  • Report urges departmental fusion to aid housing delivery

    Published: Thursday, 25th June 2015

    Councils have been urged to consolidate their planning, housing and regeneration teams as local authorities gear-up to help deliver more housing.

  • Land bank scammers disqualified

    Published: Thursday, 25th June 2015

    Four men, three of whom are brothers, have been disqualified for 14 years for being either company directors or being involved in company management after operating a land banking scam

  • Council quashes its consent for new Hastings road scheme

    Published: Thursday, 25th June 2015

    The fate of a multi-million pound road scheme in Hastings is back in the melting pot after the borough council quashed its planning permission.

  • Planning round-up 25 June

    Published: Thursday, 25th June 2015

    D-day looms for Yorkshire potash mine. New POS president announced. Welsh planning secondary legislation consultation. Planning statistics. HCA exceeds its target. And more stories...

  • Thumbs up for fracking project in Lancashire

    Published: Friday, 19th June 2015

    Lancashire County Council planners have recommended that test fracking should be allowed at one of two sites on the Fylde coast.

  • RTPI calls for higher planning fees

    Published: Friday, 19th June 2015

    The Royal Town Planning Institute has written to the Chancellor arguing against any further cuts in local authority funding and urging an increase in planning fees.

  • Welsh council planning departments face the chop

    Published: Friday, 19th June 2015

    Welsh public service minister Leighton Andrews has published proposals for the future shape of local government in Wales.

  • Green light for East Sussex 1,000-home urban extension

    Published: Friday, 19th June 2015

    Wealden District Council has granted outline planning permission to developer Welbeck Strategic Land for a 1,000-home urban extension at the East Sussex country town of Uckfield.

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