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Latest News Stories 18 September 2014

Move to consolidate housing standards
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has begun consulting on proposed changes to the existing housing standards regime.

Ministers propose controls on traveller development
Proposals to make it easier for English councils to limit the number of authorised traveller sites in their areas have been announced by the Government.

Planning system to promote SuDS
Moves to strengthen planning policy on so-called sustainable urban drainage systems (SuDS) has been announced by the Government

Pioneering West Sussex community development orders
Three development orders proposed by Ferring Parish Council in West Sussex have become some of the first to be examined and recommended for referendum under the Government's Community Right to Build scheme.

Green light for London's 'super sewer'
Ministers have given the go-ahead to Thames Water's Thames Tideway proposal, the largest scheme yet to be determined under the nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) arrangements.

Welsh 'super council' option under consideration
Welsh local authorities have proposed an alternative to the devolved administrations’ plans to reduce the number of local councils.

News round-up 18 September 2014
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