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Local plan rejected over unnecessary homes

Redcar & Cleveland councillors have thrown out its draft local plan for proposing unnecessary house building.
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Clegg offers garden city inducements

The deputy prime minister says people who suffer when garden cities are built should have their homes bought or council tax reduced during construction, but he made no offer to recompense other victims of greenfield development.
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Planning reforms slipped out

DCLG has slipped out a consultation proposing major planning reforms including change of use, discharge of conditions and environmental impact assessment during the summer recess.
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No to Derbyshire Dales plan

The District is the latest in a very long line of councils to have its draft local plan knocked back by an examiner for failing to meet the Government's requirements on house building.
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London looks to brownfield future

London can house its rapidly burgeoning population on its brownfield sites until at least 2025 says a new report on the massive infrastructure requirements involved.
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lockedSmall delivery fund launched

DCLG has launched a small fund to help local planning authorities in England see that planning conditions and Section 106 agreements are discharged to speed up some housing schemes.
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Brighton wins office conversion opt-out

The city has secured an opt-out from automatic change of use from office to residential in four areas.
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Legal challenge to Bedfordshire sprawl

Luton is challenging Central Bedfordshire's approval of a massive greenfield development which will destroy 2.62km² of farmland.
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lockedCouncil varies contamination condition

A local planning authority has varied a planning condition imposed by an appeal inspector to allow demolition of buildings in a conservation area before site investigations for contamination are carried out.
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Special measures council by-pass fails

The first attempt by a developer to by-pass local authority consent at a council in "special measures" has ended in failure after an inspector rejected plans for 220 greenfield homes.
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