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Posts Tagged ‘planning’

£200 million brownfield building fund open for bids

Councils can now bid for government assistance to build thousands of new homes on previously-developed land.



Pubs vulnerable “due to planning legislation gaps”

31 pubs are now closing per week, a rise from 28 as of December 2013, and The Campaign for Real Ale has launched a campaign calling for changes to Planning law in England so a planning application is always required before a pub is demolished or converted into another use.



Minister challenges Wales’ planners to “embrace change”

Wales’ planners need to “continue to look for ways to improve,” according to Wales’ Minister for Housing and Regeneration, Carl Sargeant.



Mary’s back – with 38 follow-up recommendations to help towns to thrive

2 and a half years since publication of the Government-commissioned Portas Review of the high street, Mary Portas has published a new think piece – looking at lessons we can learn, and calling for further action by Government and at local level. Jamie Veitch takes a look.



Malton facing new planning battle

Malton in Yorkshire is facing a renewed battle over competing plans for development in the town.



Coyte Farm: decision due on out-of-town development

A decision is due this week on controversial plans for an out-of-town retail development near St Austell, Cornwall