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News published October 2015

  • National Trust project quantifies coastal protection

    Published: Thursday, 22nd October 2015

    One of the biggest mapping projects of the 20th century has revealed that the built-up areas of the English, Welsh and Northern Irish coasts has increased by 42 per cent over the last 50 years.

  • Planning round-up 22 October

    Published: Thursday, 22nd October 2015

    Housing project funding dispute. Swansea developments. Large sites help. Tesco sites deal. Chinese investment targets. And more stories...

  • Government publishes landmark Housing and Planning bill

    Published: Thursday, 15th October 2015

    The Government published its landmark Housing and Planning bill on Tuesday when the 119-page legislation had its introduction in the House of Commons without debate.

  • Office-to-residential PD to be made permanent

    Published: Thursday, 15th October 2015

    The planning and housing minister has announced that the temporary office-to-residential permitted development (PD) right, that was due to lapse at the end of May 2016, will be made permanent.

  • Housing scheme element slotted into DCO regime

    Published: Thursday, 15th October 2015

    The Government this week clarified how it plans to implement its promise to allow an element of housing in schemes requiring DCOs under the planning regime for NSIPs.

  • Survey highlights under-resourced planning departments

    Published: Thursday, 15th October 2015

    Some of England’s major cities are taking well over six months to determine major new planning applications.

  • Developer who challenged Solihull local plan wins appeal

    Published: Thursday, 15th October 2015

    190-home development re-determined as a recovered appeal.

  • Planning round-up 15 October

    Published: Thursday, 15th October 2015

    Local plan reform panel calls for submissions. Call to use land value uplift for ‘public good’. Power project proposals. Neighbourhood plans progress. Hull gears up as culture city. And more stories..

  • Osborne unveils National Infrastructure Commission initiative

    Published: Thursday, 8th October 2015

    Chancellor George Osborne has said the Government plans to set up an independent statutory National Infrastructure Commission (NIC).

  • Sheffield City Region deal unveiled

    Published: Thursday, 8th October 2015

    The Government has agreed a new devolution deal with civic leaders from South Yorkshire which will mean a new directly-elected mayor.

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