Thames Estuary airport not dead in the water, claims Johnson

Thames Estuary airport not dead in the water, claims Johnson

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has said he will continue to champion the construction of a Thames Estuary airport, despite the idea being rejected by the government's Airports Commission.

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Business leaders call for single hub airport for UK

Business leaders call for single hub airport for UK

Business lobby group the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) has called for a single hub airport for the UK, urging decisive action on airport expansion that will see 'spades in the ground by 2020'.

Pickles blocks Lincolnshire wind turbine plan over heritage concerns

Pickles blocks Lincolnshire wind turbine plan over heritage concerns

Communities secretary Eric Pickles has refused permission for three wind turbines in Lincolnshire, ruling that the proposals would result in a 'considerable level of harm' to the significance of a local heritage asset.

Final section of Bristol fast bus project clears planning hurdle

Final section of Bristol fast bus project clears planning hurdle

The final section of a new guided busway scheme in Bristol has been given the green light by city councillors.

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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.

Policy summary - Views invited in consultation on setting of heritage assets

Policy summary - Views invited in consultation on setting of heritage assets

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Shifting legacy: why Olympic Park plans are changing

Shifting legacy: why Olympic Park plans are changing

The rebranding of the Olympic Park as a cultural and educational quarter could mean that only just over half the number of homes originally promised are built, reports John Geoghegan.


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