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News published February 2016

  • Clark waves through 605 homes scheme in Leicestershire

    Published: Thursday, 18th February 2016

    Communities Secretary Greg Clark has agreed with the recommendation of the inspector who held the recovered inquiry and allowed outline proposals for a development at Money Hill, Leicestershire.

  • 120-home development in West Sussex blocked by the Secretary of State

    Published: Thursday, 18th February 2016

    Outline plans for a village extension involving 120 new homes at Sayers Common in West Sussex originally refused by Mid-Sussex District Council have been rejected by Clark.

  • Planning round-up 18 February

    Published: Thursday, 18th February 2016

    Rotherham resumes planning role. Green light for Nottinghamshire business park. HCA review. Midlands stalled homes scheme fund. Boost for ‘pocket parks’. And more stories...

  • PAS publishes guidance on housing-led LDOs

    Published: Thursday, 11th February 2016

    Feasibility studies, viability assessments and project leadership are all key elements in developing housing-led Local Development Orders (LDOs), according to a new advice note published.

  • Welsh Assembly passes new historic environment legislation

    Published: Thursday, 11th February 2016

    The first Wales-only legislation to improve the protection and management of the country’s historic environment has been passed by the National Assembly.

  • New information regime for fracking projects

    Published: Thursday, 11th February 2016

    Mineral planning authorities (MPAs) should provide key information to both the Department for Energy and Climate Change and applicants when approving relevant shale gas or oil developments.

  • Clark blocks housing scheme in Cornwall AONB

    Published: Thursday, 11th February 2016

    Communities Secretary Greg Clark has dismissed an appeal over a proposed cross-subsidy residential development of 18 dwellings earmarked for a site at St Just in Roseland near Truro.

  • Planning round-up 11 February

    Published: Thursday, 11th February 2016

    Fees increase on the cards. New Homes Bonus pay-outs. Energy project developments. Lancashire transport strategy. Local plan moves. And more stories...

  • MPs urge greater public involvement in devolution deals

    Published: Wednesday, 10th February 2016

    MPs have urged ministers and local council politicians to do more to ensure the public is engaged in devolution proposals, negotiations and outcomes.

  • Local devolution legislation makes the statute book

    Published: Thursday, 4th February 2016

    Ministers have promised further devolution deals in addition to the seven already agreed across the country as the Government’s Cities and Local Government Devolution Bill received the Royal Assent.

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