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Historic England appoints new planning chief

Historic England appoints new planning chief

Heritage watchdog Historic England has appointed a new director of planning.

Go-ahead for new Lambeth Palace library building

Go-ahead for new Lambeth Palace library building

Plans have been approved for a new nine-storey library building within the grounds of Lambeth Palace in south London after planners concluded that the development would provide 'significant heritage and other public benefits' that would outweigh any harm.

Council puts district-wide block on traffic-generating proposals

Council puts district-wide block on traffic-generating proposals

An East Sussex authority has placed a moratorium on any new development within its boundaries that could generate additional traffic following concerns over the sensitivity of a special area of conservation (SAC) to nitrogen dioxide pollution from motor vehicles.

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How we did it: Winning a battle to revive a Thames wharf

How we did it: Winning a battle to revive a Thames wharf

Close cooperation between public and private partners has saved a London wharf from redevelopment plans, David Dewar reports.

Why changes to St Paul's backdrop were not stopped by planning rules

Why changes to St Paul's backdrop were not stopped by planning rules

A row has erupted over the construction of a tower which campaigners say has harmed a protected view of St Paul's Cathedral, but experts say that is not clear whether a failure of planning guidance is to blame.

Why a London borough is removing permitted development rights from two-thirds of the pubs within its boundaries

Why a London borough is removing permitted development rights from two-thirds of the pubs within its boundaries

Wandsworth Council is pressing ahead with plans to use an article 4 direction to safeguard 120 of its pubs and bars, despite recent legislative changes that have removed permitted development rights from public houses listed as community assets.

What heritage sector resourcing proposals could mean for planning system

What heritage sector resourcing proposals could mean for planning system

Heritage bodies have published proposals intended to address a decline in historic environment specialists working in local authorities, but experts say that implementing the ideas will not be without difficulty.