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Latest News Stories - 10 April 2014

Affordable homes boost
The UK Government is making some £300m of extra borrowing available to councils to enable them to build up to 10,000 affordable homes, Communities Secretary Eric Pickles and Chief Secretary to the Treasury Danny Alexander have announced.

MPs to study planning policy framework
Parliament has launched an inquiry into the operation of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF).

Solar power roof strategy unveiled
Proposals to turn the Government estate as well as factories, supermarkets and car parks into “solar hubs” have been outlined in a new strategy by Energy Minister Greg Barker.

Powys denies easing up on wind developments
Claims that Powys County Council has backed down on wind farm development at the long-running conjoined wind farm planning inquiry have been dismissed by the council’s leader.

'Special procedure' for Humberside energy park
The future of Humberside’s proposed Able Marine Energy Park now hinges on the Special Parliamentary Procedure.

News round-up 10 April 2014
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