Planners back Liverpool FC Anfield expansion

Planners back Liverpool FC Anfield expansion

Plans to expand Liverpool Football Club's Anfield Stadium to increase capacity from around 45,000 to nearly 59,000 have been recommended for approval by local authority planning officers.

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Councils 'acting more like property developers' in the face of austerity

Up to £13.5 billion of local authority assets will be redeveloped over the next five years as councils 'act more like property developers' in the face of on-going austerity, a study by think-tank Localis has found.

Warnings over councils' failure to support neighbourhood plan groups

Warnings over councils' failure to support neighbourhood plan groups

Some councils are reneging on their 'legal duty' to help communities draw up neighbourhood plans, England's chief planner has said.

Councils warned to stick to national housing standards

Councils warned to stick to national housing standards

Government will take a tough line against local authorities that persist in drawing up their own housing standards once a nationwide review comes into force, the Planning for Housing conference heard yesterday.

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Keeping in with the neighbours

Keeping in with the neighbours

Neighbourhood planning has thrown up new public engagement challenges to community groups, councils and developers. John Geoghegan reports.

Sponsored interview - How real public participation helps enable permissions

Sponsored interview - How real public participation helps enable permissions

Ellie Stevenson from consultation specialist Your Shout answers questions on community participation.

How we did it: Securing poll backing for localism process

How we did it: Securing poll backing for localism process

A Cumbrian town has won public support for its plans to use localism powers in regenerating its centre. Catherine Early reports.

Bonfire of controls: How the latest planning changes will impact on development management

Bonfire of controls: How the latest planning changes will impact on development management

The government has published its latest round of proposals for further reform of the planning system. Richard Lemon assesses their impact on development management.


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