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Planning Portal News: 8 December 2016

by on December 9, 2016

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Report warns of ‘inappropriate’ development in National Parks
A report published this week by three key conservation bodies highlights the threat to National Parks from major developments and fracking…

Three new rail stations proposed for Leeds in ambitious transport strategy
Leeds City Council has unveiled proposals for three new rail stations and an airport rail link as part of a planned £270m investment in transport for the city…

Master plan submitted for 1,000-home mixed-use project in Rochdale
Russell Homes has proposed a ‘long-term’ development of a 130-hectare site in South Heywood, involving up to 1,000 new homes…

Communities Secretary approves 680-home new neighbourhood for Eastleigh
Javid allows appeal for a sustainable development near Eastleigh, concluding that the adverse impacts of the scheme do not significantly and demonstrably outweigh the identified benefits…

Scottish government proposes huge hike in planning charges
Proposals for the fees of major planning applications to be increased fourfold have been put forward by Scottish government…

Planning round-up 8 December 2016
– Boost for private rented provision
– Deal over Leeds skyscraper risks
– Shale gas planning aid
– Homes & Communities Agency regulatory reform backed
– Durham pause local plan pending Housing White Paper
– Surrey solar farm blocked
– Green light for Bristol redevelopment
– Birmingham free school approved
– And more stories…

Roger Milne

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