Affordable housing boost announced
Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander and Housing Minister Brandon Lewis have announced the successful bids for affordable housing schemes under the first phase of the Government’s £23bn Affordable Homes Programme.
Inspectorate rejects first application which bypassed under-performing LPA
The first application to be submitted to the Planning Inspectorate under the Government’s planning performance measures regime has been decided - and rejected - on behalf of the Secretary of State by the Planning Inspectorate.
Developer goes to court over neighbourhood plan
Developer Larkfleet Homes has mounted a legal challenge to the Uppingham Neighbourhood Plan drawn up by the town council of the same name in Rutland.
Birmingham sets up regeneration company to capitalise on high speed rail
Birmingham City Council has established a new regeneration company to lead the redevelopment around Curzon Street, Birmingham’s HS2 high speed rail terminus.
Turbine proposal near key battlefield and monument rejected
An application for two wind turbines has been rejected by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles because of concern over their impact on the nearby Flodden Fields battlefield and monument in Northumberland.
News round-up 24 July 2014
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