Planning cases

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No rights for communities

The planning minister has rejected the right of even whole communities to appeal against grants of planning permission.
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Landscapes matter, politicians warned

A group of 27 environmental bodies has set out the urgent need to protect landscapes.
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Welsh Streets reprieved

The long-running saga of Liverpool City Council's plans to demolish 439 Victorian homes has been brought to an end with a victory for conservation.
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Osborne plans brownfield planning curbs

The Treasury is expected to publish proposals to remove councils' detailed planning powers for housing on brownfield sites.
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Green belt destruction urged

An Adam Smith Institute report recommends building two-and-a-half million homes on England's green belts over the next decade.
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lockedScottish opencast solutions probed

MPs have debated ways of funding the huge bill for opencast coal restoration in Scotland left unfunded by insolvencies in 2013.
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MPs reject garden city push

MPs considering the Infrastructure Bill committee stage have rejected an attempt by garden city enthusiasts to insert principles to make the new greenfield settlements easier.
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Judge dubs green belt protection “unfortunate”

The High Court has dismissed a challenge to plans to destroy 2.62 square kilometres of green belt land for housing and employment space as "most unfortunate".
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lockedSoil slips off EU radar

2015 is International Year of Soils, but the soil topic is rapidly disappearing off the radar of Europe's politicians and environmentalists.
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LDO advice shared

The Planning Advisory Service has launched a website giving information and experiences of four local authorities developing local development orders for brownfield housing schemes of less than 100 units.
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