Regime for shale gas development in sensitive locations announced
Ministers have opened the bidding process for companies to obtain licences to explore for shale gas in a move which could eventually see fracking activity across the UK.
Council goes to court over neighbouring authority’s consent for urban extension
Luton Borough Council has confirmed it has started proceedings for a judicial review of neighbouring local authority Central Bedfordshire Council’s decision to approve a major urban extension to the north of Houghton Regis.
Research claims opposition to new housing schemes is waning
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) has insisted that public opposition to new housing has fallen significantly since 2010.
Major development schemes make waves in London
A number of major mixed-use and residential schemes have made headlines in London with proposals for well over 6,000 new homes involved.
Council fails to persuade minister to intervene over housing appeals
A Cheshire planning authority has failed to persuade Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to recover a series of housing appeals after making an unprecedented request to the Planning Inspectorate (PINS).
News round-up 31 July 2014
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