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Lancaster proposes 1,500 green belt homes in draft local plan

Lancaster proposes 1,500 green belt homes in draft local plan

Lancaster City Council has published a draft local plan which is intended to support the delivery of more than 13,500 homes in the city in the next 15 years - including 1,500 on green belt land.

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The communities secretary has approved plans for a supermarket on the edge of Southport in Lancashire, after he agreed with an inspector that the scheme's 'impact on the vitality and viability of the town centre would not be significantly adverse'.

Court blocks developer's challenge to rival shopping centre

Court blocks developer's challenge to rival shopping centre

The Court of Appeal has blocked a developer's attempt to overturn planning approval for a rival shopping development in a Lancashire new town which it claimed threatened its own scheme's future viability.

Council plans outdoor adventure park near Sheffield City Centre

Council plans outdoor adventure park near Sheffield City Centre

Plans have been announced to develop a outdoor leisure destination on the site of a former ski village close to Sheffield city centre.

Three lessons from our event on post-Brexit planning

Three lessons from our event on post-Brexit planning

Planning rules based on European law are likely to take many years to change despite the Brexit vote, a London conference organised by Planning heard yesterday. Here are three key messages to emerge from the event.


Why new government targets could see 22 councils lose planning powers next year

Why new government targets could see 22 councils lose planning powers next year

The expansion of the special measures regime to penalise town halls that take too long to decide minor schemes could hand many more applicants the option of sending their applications straight to the Planning Inspectorate, an analysis suggests.

How the London mayor plans to bolster build-to-rent

How the London mayor plans to bolster build-to-rent

The draft affordable housing supplementary planning guidance (SPG) published by the Greater London Authority last month contains a new deal to encourage those looking to develop homes specifically for the private rented sector, writes Joey Gardiner.

2016: The year in headlines

2016: The year in headlines

The biggest planning stories to make the news over the past year are remembered by John Geoghegan.

Look harder at involving the public, by Cliff Hague

Look harder at involving the public, by Cliff Hague

Public participation has received surprisingly little real scrutiny. When the landmark Skeffington Report on public participation in planning was published in 1969, I wrote that the idea was strongly influenced by practices in the USA. However, there was little UK analysis of the American initiatives.

Policy Summary: The proposed route for HS2's nothern section

Policy Summary: The proposed route for HS2's nothern section

Policy: High Speed Two: From Crewe to Manchester, the West Midlands to Leeds and beyond.

Next year could see an unprecedented seizure of powers from councils, by Jamie Carpenter

Next year could see an unprecedented seizure of powers from councils, by Jamie Carpenter

A regime that penalises councils for taking too long to decide planning applications has so far seen sanctions imposed on only a handful of authorities.

Why you should enter the Planning Awards

Why you should enter the Planning Awards

Winning a Planning Award can enhance your team's reputation and provide a morale boost to staff, previous winners say.

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