Hull neighbourhood plan bid blocked over size concerns

Hull neighbourhood plan bid blocked over size concerns

Councillors in Hull have blocked the city's first bid to start drawing up a neighbourhood plan because they felt the proposed area covered would be too big.

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Protecting 3,000 new homes from flooding

Last week North Lincolnshire Council granted outline planning permission for a major mixed-use development on a site next to the River Trent in Scunthorpe. The Lincolnshire Lakes scheme is intended to provide 3,000 homes, alongside a primary school, youth, community and health centres and commercial space.

How to resolve funding impasses between the public and private sector

How to resolve funding impasses between the public and private sector

No-one expected the delivery of the country's first garden city for 100 years to be easy. So a recent press report alleging a funding deadlock at Ebbsfleet between the government and developer Land Securities is unlikely to come as a surprise.

Mayor to seek safeguarding direction for Crossrail 2 route

Mayor to seek safeguarding direction for Crossrail 2 route

Plans to safeguard a preferred route for London's proposed Crossrail 2 infrastructure project are due to be lodged with the government, London mayor Boris Johnson has said.

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What devolution could mean for planning

What devolution could mean for planning

The government's promise of greater devolved powers for Scotland has been matched by a pledge to empower English city-regions. Richard Garlick assesses the implications.

Policy summary - Councils and neighbourhoods asked to pilot benefits model

Policy summary - Councils and neighbourhoods asked to pilot benefits model

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Welsh plan set to be replaced

Welsh plan set to be replaced

Welsh councils' local development plans would be required to conform with a new national strategic planning document under proposals contained in a planning bill published this week.

Manchester councils join forces for England's first city-region plan

Manchester councils join forces for England's first city-region plan

Authorities in Greater Manchester have started preparing what would be England's first statutory development plan for a city-region, with proposals to almost treble its current rate of housebuilding.


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