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Policy Summary: New guidance on getting consent for housing with major infrastructure projects

Policy Summary: New guidance on getting consent for housing with major infrastructure projects

Policy: Guidance on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects and Housing.

How we did it: Moving solar farm to protect grassland

How we did it: Moving solar farm to protect grassland

An energy firm worked with Natural England to protect sensitive Dorset downland by relocating a solar farm. David Dewar reports.

How we did it: Mitigating homes' impact with green space

How we did it: Mitigating homes' impact with green space

The provision of green spaces near a new housing development in Berkshire is helping to protect rare habitats, reports David Dewar.

Policy Briefing: Why planners need to know about air quality policy

Policy Briefing: Why planners need to know about air quality policy

With air pollution receiving greater attention, planners need to give increasing consideration to the issue, says Justine Thornton QC.

Policy Briefing: What proposed environmental assessment changes mean

Policy Briefing: What proposed environmental assessment changes mean

Changes to environmental impact assessment rules could produce new burdens for councils and developers, James Alflatt predicts.

Policy Summary: Fund to help authorities handle shale gas applications

Policy Summary: Fund to help authorities handle shale gas applications

Policy: Shale Exploration - Support for Mineral Planning Authorities

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