The number of planning applications to build environmentally friendly waste management sites has dropped by 20 per cent in the past year, according to new research.
Major energy projects in Wales will soon benefit from a simplification of the planning regime following the devolution of powers from Westminster.
The contents of a draft version of the document that will guide the planning decision on a third runway at Heathrow gives the airport the signal to start work on its application, while substantial obstacles still lie on the road ahead, say experts.
Communities secretary Sajid Javid has refused permission for a solar farm in the West Midlands, after concluding that the scheme's contribution to greenhouse gas reduction was outweighed by its harm to the green belt.2 comments
Communities secretary Sajid Javid and transport secretary Chris Grayling have granted permission for measures intended to enable the full use of Heathrow's northern runway for easterly take-offs.
A new runway at Heathrow Airport will deliver the need for extra airport capacity as well as boosting domestic connectivity with other parts of the UK, the government said today.
Last month, the Treasury published a consultation on its proposed Shale Wealth Fund. The fund, which would redistribute tax revenue from shale gas production, was originally expected to be paid to local councils, but the government now proposes to pay individual residents as well.
Two consultation documents, published recently by the devolved Scottish and Welsh governments, serve as a reminder that Britain will remain a full member of the European Union (EU) for some time to come, despite June's vote in favour of Brexit.
A Court of Appeal ruling on a wind farm proposal in South Northamptonshire may not have provided the developers with the result they wanted, |but it does provide a steer on the scope for lobbying ministers making quasi-judicial decisions, including the determination of planning appeals.
A tension is building on the subject of flexibility in permissions, with the promoters of nationally significant infrastructure projects on one side, and those affected by projects and the Planning Inspectorate on the other.
Planners may be about to be hit by a tsunami of planning applications to install energy efficiency measures. And, bizarrely, many of the applicants will be seeking a refusal. And this could happen every five years!1 comment
We report in this week's edition that communities secretary Greg Clark has personally turned down eight solar farm schemes since the end of November.
- Director of Planning Peter Brett Associates City of Bristol
- Service Manager – Development Management Wigan Council Wigan, Greater Manchester
- Planner/Senior Planner Peter Brett Associates Bristol, London, Manchester, Reading
- Principal Planning Officer - Development Management - West Sussex Vivid Resourcing West Sussex
- Associate Director (Bournemouth) Terence O'Rourke Ltd Bournemouth
An energy firm worked with Natural England to protect sensitive Dorset downland by relocating a solar farm. David Dewar reports.
Changes to environmental impact assessment rules could produce new burdens for councils and developers, James Alflatt predicts.
Changes to EIA rules requiring the significant adverse effects of developments to be monitored could lead to uncertainty for applicants and place an additional burden on local planning authorities, according to experts.
Policy: Shale Exploration - Support for Mineral Planning Authorities