New infrastructure plan published by Government
A new national infrastructure plan containing information on over £375bn of planned public and private sector infrastructure investment has been announced by the Government.
Housing consents on the up
UK residential planning approvals have risen by a third compared to last year according to latest industry data compiled for the Home Builders Federation (HBF).
Major housing projects fall foul of neighbourhood plans
Two sets of Midlands councillors have refused separate major housing schemes because of concern the developments would prejudice emerging neighbourhood plans.
Welsh Government issues draft Planning Bill
The Welsh Government has issued its draft Planning Bill for consultation.
Lancashire housing scheme refused because of poor design
Plans by Persimmon Homes for a development of just over 200 homes at Knotts Drive south of Colne, Lancashire, have been dismissed on appeal on design grounds.
News round-up 5 December 2013
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