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Latest News Stories - 17 April 2014

New garden city prospectus published
The UK Government has published its prospectus on new garden cities and invited local authorities keen to get involved to express a formal interest.

Government to continue scrutiny of turbine appeals
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has announced a 12-month extension to the practice of planning ministers recovering appeals involving renewable energy schemes to check they are being handled in line with the Coalition’s latest guidance.

Welsh planners told to handle household projections ‘with care’
Welsh Planning Minister Carl Sargeant has written to planning officers, council chiefs and cabinet members with responsibility for planning urging them to be careful in the way they use household projections from the 2011 Census.

Think tank urges closure of City Airport to realise regeneration potential
A call has been made for London City airport to be shut and the site in Docklands redeveloped to create jobs, boost local business and build new homes.

Dorset conservation project receives major boost
A major conservation project involving well over 600 hectares of key wildlife habitat in east Dorset, Poole, Bournemouth and Christchurch has been boosted by a combination of Heritage Lottery Fund money and local fundraising.

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