High-speed rail legislation published
The Government has introduced the legislation required for its proposed new high speed rail project, known as HS2.
New Marine Conservation Zones designated
The designation of 27 new Marine Conservation Zones (MCZs) by the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs marks a major step forward in improving the way in which the marine environment is safeguarded.
Housing enterprise zones mooted for London
London Mayor Boris Johnson wants to establish up to ten residential enterprise zones in the capital which would enjoy streamlined planning and other tax incentives as part of the capital’s new draft housing strategy.
Council consider biodiversity offset to help secure homes site
Medway Council has claimed that its key housing site at Lodge Hill on the Hoo Peninsula where developer Land Securities wants to build a major new neighbourhood remains practicable and feasible thanks to a possible biodiversity offsetting scheme.
Welsh open-cast mine appeal refused
Welsh Planning Minister Carl Sargeant has dismissed an appeal over an open cast coal mine at Varteg Hill near Pontypool.
News round up 28 November 2013
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