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Latest News Stories 30 October 2014

Transport strategy for North takes shape
The Prime Minister and Chancellor have backed proposals for a so-called HS3 project, planned to create a new high-speed rail link between Manchester and Leeds, as well as other measures to improve transport schemes and connectivity across the north.

Consultation starts on Right-to-Build regime
The Government has started consulting on its proposed Right to Build scheme, under which councils will be required to release serviced plots to aspiring custom builders registering an interest in their area.

Latest Heritage at Risk Register published
Iconic Eastbourne Pier and industrial treasures like Geevor Tin Mine in Cornwall and the Bedlam Furnaces in Shropshire have been added to English Heritage’s latest Heritage at Risk Register.

Development boosts for Lincolnshire
North Lincolnshire Council has granted planning permission for the development of two new villages at the proposed Lincolnshire Lakes location on the western fringe of Scunthorpe. The consented schemes will provide around 3,000 new homes.

Devizes homes appeal dismissed because of neighbourhood plan conflict
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has said that conflict with an emerging neighbourhood plan was a key factor in his decision to refuse permission for a 350-home scheme at Devizes.

News round-up 30 October 2014
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