Fund launched to boost brownfield housing schemes
Councils which bring forward brownfield land for housing using Local Development Orders (LDOs) could benefit from a share of £5m to get work started on the new homes under a new scheme launched by the Department for Communities and Local Government
Garden city development corporation proposals unveiled
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has started consulting on the planning powers, area and remit of the development corporation the Government plans to establish to create a 15,000-home garden city at Ebbsfleet in Kent
Natural England’s planning performance at record level
Natural England’s performance in responding to planning consultations has reached record levels, with some 98.9 per cent receiving official advice within the deadline
Homes appeal rejected because of impact on listed building setting
Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has dismissed an appeal by a developer seeking permission for a 70-home development in Norfolk
Minister blocks Northern Ireland shale gas trial borehole
Northern Ireland Environment Minister Mark H Durkan has blocked proposals for exploratory drilling in Co Fermanagh to test for shale gas. Australian firm Tamboran had applied to drill a 750-metre hole at a quarry in Belcoo
News round-up 14 August 2014
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