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Latest News Stories 25 September 2014

Development benefits scheme prospectus launched
DCLG has published a prospectus designed to encourage volunteer local authorities and neighbourhood forums to take part in a £3.5m pilot for its proposed 'development benefits' initiative.

Pickles blocks London Docklands batching plant
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has dismissed an appeal over the construction of a large concrete batching plant and storage facilities near the East India Dock Basin in east London which was originally refused by Tower Hamlets Council.

Set-back for key Cardiff redevelopment
An ambitious proposed £500m riverside redevelopment project linking Cardiff Bay and the city centre which would provide the Welsh capital with over 2,000 much needed new homes has suffered a set-back.

Think-tank urges surplus land long-view
A report from local government and localism think-tank Localis has urged a long-term approach to getting best value from surplus public land and warned local authorities against quick disposal of undervalued assets.

Challenging year for Scottish development plans
Scotland’s Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals (DPEA) dealt with an unprecedented number of development plans during 2013/14.

News round-up 25 September 2014
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