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Builders warn regulation will end development

Some home builders have told the Office of Fair Trading that the extra cost and regulatory burden of using brownfield land means that even growth areas are becoming unviable
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Andy Malkin

Dounreay Site Restoration has appointed a new site programme manager Andy Malkin in succession to Alastair Macdonald.
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Beware of old mines, councils are warned

The Coal Authority has issued a stark warning to local authorities about the need to block old coal mine entries, following two recent fatalities to members of the public.
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Jane Gilbert

Jane Gilbert is leaving Organics Recycling (formerly the Composting Association) after nine years as chief executive to spend more time working on European interests.
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Brownfield policies rigid and old-fashioned

Planning policies which promote brownfield development ahead of greenfield are "rigid and old-fashioned" according to communities minister Iain Wright
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Peter Rogers

The London Development Agency has announced that Peter Rogers will continue as permanent chief executive.
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Celebrating the best in UK remediation

This year saw a record number of entries to the fourth annual BB Remediation Innovation Awards.
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Concerns still prevail over Planning Bill

The developers levy for infrastructure, structure and the role of the infrastructure commission, local authority determinations and long term planning are major issues.
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Compensation for subsidence not available to neighbours

The High Court has dismissed the award of compensation for subsidence on the grounds that demolition of two neighbouring properties and remedial works would reduce the value of their homes.
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Sir Barry Cunliffe

Sir Barry Cunliffe is to take over as interim chair of English Heritage following the death of Lord Bruce-Lockhart.
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