Tougher stance on waste plants in green belt
The Government has issued new guidance on planning policy for waste which includes a tougher stance on allowing waste facilities like recycling plants and energy-from-waste projects in the green belt.
Defra cuts solar farmland subsidies
Environment Secretary Elizabeth Truss has announced that changes to the regulations for farming subsidies will mean that farmers and landowners will lose their right to claim subsidies for fields filled with solar PV arrays.
Welsh review of policy on town centre retail
Welsh Planning Minister Carl Sargeant has announced a review of current planning policy on retailing and town centres.
Go-ahead for 6,000-house Ashford urban extension
Ashford Borough Council has given approval for an urban extension of nearly 6,000 new homes on the outskirts of Ashford in Kent.
Green light for 850-dwelling redevelopment at Lowestoft
Waveney District Council has granted outline planning permission for an 850-home mixed-use scheme on the south bank of Lake Lothing on the Brookes Peninsula at Lowestoft.
News round-up 23 October 2014
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