Zero carbon homes exemption threshold proposed
Proposals to exempt developments of 10 new homes or fewer in England from the requirement for carbon abatement or ‘allowable solutions’ contributions have been published in the Government’s zero carbon homes consultation.
Birmingham transport blueprint unveiled
A network of rapid transit buses and trams are at the centre of an ambitious 20-year transport blueprint for England’s second largest city.
Mixed fortunes for local plans as Leeds and Tyneside power ahead
Local plans for two major northern cities – Leeds and Newcastle - have made significant progress in the past week. But strategies in Cheshire, the Home Counties, Staffordshire and Worcestershire have had mixed fortunes.
Report urges more devolution and simplified planning in enterprise zones
The next Government should further extend devolutionary powers to the UK’s cities and city-regions to promote growth and close the UK’s North-South divide, a cross-party group of MPs and Peers has recommended.
Government casts doubt on neighbourhood plan second home ban
A second English neighbourhood plan – the draft strategy for the St Ives area of Cornwall – is proposing a policy which would specifically outlaw second homes.
News round-up 20 November 2014
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