A Cheshire council has declared five new zones where pollution exceeds government targets as a result of correcting air quality data that was underreported in mysterious circumstances, Planning can reveal.
Police have launched an investigation after a Cheshire council flagged concerns about 'deliberate and systematic manipulation' of its air quality data.
Plans have been approved for a new 1.3-km link road within the Lancashire green belt despite planners recognising that there would be 'significant impacts on ecological interests'.
Scottish ministers have approved plans for an 18-turbine wind farm in Dumfries and Galloway, in line with a recommendation from a reporter who concluded that negative landscape and tourism impacts would be acceptable.
Plans have been refused for an energy-from-waste plant on a site on the edge of Swindon after planners concluded that the applicant had failed to demonstrate the need for the facility.
A High Court judge has ruled that elements of the government's new court costs rules which campaigners claimed would deter all but the wealthy from pursuing environmental legal challenges must be amended.
There are just under 19 months left until 'exit day' - the departure from the European Union currently planned for 29 March 2019. The third round of Brexit negotiations has started, but what has happened so far about planning?
It seems increasingly likely that the car industry will change radically within the next twenty years or so. Both the UK and France have recently committed to ban the sale of new petrol cars by 2040, and electric car manufacturer Tesla has just released its first vehicle intended for the mass market.2 comments
If voters have had enough of "experts", where does this leave planners?
From 16 May, a new regime of Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) will come into force, based on a revised EIA Directive issued by the European Union.
- Senior Planning Officer Central Bedfordshire Council Bedfordshire
- BUILDINGS FOR MISSION SECRETARY The Church of England Diocese of Durham Durham (City/Town)
- Head of Planning Selby District Council Selby, North Yorkshire
- Senior & Principal Planning Officers Brent Council Aylesbury
- Transport Planners/Senior Transport Planners x 2 City of London London (Central), London (Greater)
Did a desire to manipulate the planning process cause Cheshire air quality data to be doctored, asks Catherine Early.
The challenges in making London the first National Park City can be overcome with careful planning, says Ben Kite.
A delay to the timetable for MPs to vote on the policy statement that will guide the planning decision on Heathrow's expansion and reports that the Labour Party may withdraw its support for the project have raised questions over the future of the scheme.
Council planners will come under pressure to take more notice of air quality considerations under the government's action plan to tackle nitrogen dioxide emissions, experts predict.