Oxfordshire planning hit by blaze
South Oxfordshire and Vale of White Horse District Councils’ joint planning department has made Herculean efforts to resume services after a fire during the early hours of last Thursday (15 January).
New partner appointed to run Planning Portal
Housing and Planning Minister Brandon Lewis has confirmed that business support company TerraQuest is the preferred bidder to take over the running of the Planning Portal.
Infrastructure Bill amended with new Mayoral Development Orders
Measures that will enable the London Mayor to grant planning permission for development at specified sites in the capital have been added as amendments to the Infrastructure Bill.
Ringo’s birthplace a factor in refusal of demolition project
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has refused planning permission for a scheme that would have resulted in the demolition of more than 400 Victorian terraced houses surrounding the Liverpool birthplace of Beatles drummer Ringo Starr.
Cheshire 880-home development rejected over prematurity
Proposals for an 880-home development including a retirement village on farmland near Crewe, Cheshire, have been refused on appeal by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles.
News round-up 22 January 2015
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