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News published October 2016

  • Government promises new local plan reforms in Bill

    Published: Thursday, 27th October 2016

    Planning Minister tells MPs what he wants to achieve with amendments that are planned for the Neighbourhood Planning Bill as it is scrutinised in the Commons…

  • Ministers opt for third runway at Heathrow

    Published: Thursday, 27th October 2016

    Government expects Heathrow expansion to bring a major boost to the UK economy worth up to £61bn, however it faces the prospect of a series of legal challenges to its airport capacity decision…

  • Residents reject Derbyshire neighbourhood plan

    Published: Thursday, 27th October 2016

    Swanwick Neighbourhood Plan rejected by local residents, the first time a ‘no’ vote has been registered out of around 250 referendums on the new type of development plans…

  • Decision due for draft Greater Manchester spatial framework

    Published: Thursday, 27th October 2016

    Local authority leaders in Greater Manchester are scheduled to meet on 28 October to decide whether to approve the draft Greater Manchester Spatial Framework …

  • Khan outlines proposals for higher density capital

    Published: Thursday, 27th October 2016

    London Mayor outlines the capital’s development strategy in ‘A City for All Londoners’, highlighting higher density development in areas where new transport links are set to open…

  • Planning round-up 27 October 2016

    Published: Thursday, 27th October 2016

    National Grid proposes major undergrounding project for National Park. Latest Heritage at Risk Register published. Sheerness redevelopment project. Social housing sales figures. And more stories...

  • Infrastructure commission to be a permanent body as Wales proposes its own version

    Published: Thursday, 20th October 2016

    The UK’s National Infrastructure Commission is to be established as an executive agency of the Treasury in January 2017, with its own budget, freedom and authority…

  • Clash over forced pause for Bradford local plan

    Published: Thursday, 20th October 2016

    Bradford Council’s development plan has been put on hold after planning minister Gavin Barwell issued a temporary Holding Direction, following concerns raised about loss of green belt land…

  • Go-ahead for major Manchester tram network extension

    Published: Thursday, 20th October 2016

    Transport Secretary Chris Grayling has granted legal powers to further expand the Metrolink network with a new £350m tram line, running 5.5 kilometres through Trafford Park…

  • Javid refuses Warwickshire scheme over development plan clashes

    Published: Thursday, 20th October 2016

    A 90 home development on a four hectare site in Warwickshire has been refused outline planning permission by the Communities Secretary…

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