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News published September 2015

  • Devolved power bids make Treasury deadline

    Published: Thursday, 10th September 2015

    At least £60bn of central government spending should be devolved to local areas over the next five years, council leaders have urged.

  • New site for Birmingham market complex approved

    Published: Thursday, 10th September 2015

    The first steps towards releasing Birmingham city centre’s massive Wholesale Markets site for redevelopment have been taken following planning approval for a new home for the facility.

  • Planning round-up 10 September

    Published: Thursday, 10th September 2015

    Migration figures cast doubt on housing projections. Neighbourhood plans in Buckinghamshire, Milton Keynes and Oxfordshire make waves. And more stories...

  • Government redefines traveller sites regime

    Published: Thursday, 3rd September 2015

    The government has revised its special planning policy for travellers. From this week it will only apply to those “who lead a genuine travelling lifestyle”.

  • English councils urge right to set planning fees individually

    Published: Thursday, 3rd September 2015

    English local authorities have urged ministers for the right to set their own planning charges as part of a submission by the Local Government Association (LGA) ahead of November’s spending review.

  • Swathe of inter-war pubs listed

    Published: Thursday, 3rd September 2015

    The Government has agreed with the results of research carried out by Historic England and has listed a number of inter-war pubs.

  • Neighbourhood plan issues scupper Northamptonshire housing scheme

    Published: Thursday, 3rd September 2015

    Developer Miller Homes has lost its appeal over a residential development of 80 homes at the Northamptonshire hill-top village of West Haddon.

  • Planning round-up 3 September

    Published: Thursday, 3rd September 2015

    First Welsh LDO introduced. Ellesmere Port scheme won on appeal. Go-ahead for Grimsby housing. Inspector says farmland homes can go-ahead. And more stories...

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