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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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Licensed to drill: a wet and windy day in the life of a major drilling company

Nicola Beech battles gale-force winds and torrential downpours to dig the dirt on RSK Group's site investigation company, Structural Soils.
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Trench collapse death inquest adjourned

Engineering geologist Alex Wright, who was buried when a trench collapsed in Brimscombe, near Stroud, last month, died from traumatic asphyxia, the Gloucestershire coroner heard.
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Jim McIntyre

Jim McIntyre, who has spent four years at the helm of Gladedale Capital, has been appointed chief executive of the new City Development Company for Gateshead and Newcastle.
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Nuclear deal a liability?

The latest French Energy nuclear takeover is masking liabilities ownership in a £12.5bn deal.
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Sunderland brewery

Attempts to find a development partner for redevelopment of Sunderland's Vaux brewery site have been launched.
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New contract at Steetley

The East Midlands Development Agency has agreed a £4.65m contract with Laing O'Rourke towards the remediation programme at Steetley on the Nottinghamshire-Derbyshire border.
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Making it a less risky business

The annual Risky Business conference took a new direction this year - with talks on sustainability in relation to property, buildings and energy performance.
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