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Judge backs London timber yard redevelopment plan

Judge backs London timber yard redevelopment plan

Plans to redevelop a London timber yard into new flats and shops have been backed by a High Court judge, who dismissed arguments that planning committee members had been 'substantially misled' over the proposals.

Arthurian castle footbridge approved by Cornwall Council

Arthurian castle footbridge approved by Cornwall Council

Plans by English Heritage for an overseas footbridge to an Arthurian castle have been given the go-ahead by Cornwall Council, despite an objection by fellow government watchdog Natural England.

Fall in conservation staff endangers historic areas, Historic England claims

Fall in conservation staff endangers historic areas, Historic England claims

The decline in the number of local authority conservation officers could put the future of conservation areas at risk, according to the head of government agency Historic England.

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CIL Watch: Surrey authority proposes lower CIL rate for schemes in 'buffer zone'

CIL Watch: Surrey authority proposes lower CIL rate for schemes in 'buffer zone'

Residential developments near to a Special Protection Area (SPA) would be required to pay a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge of more than £400 per square metre on top of an existing tariff intended to mitigate the effects of development on the designated landscape under proposals unveiled this week by a Surrey council.

How We Did It: Drawing up a local heritage list

How We Did It: Drawing up a local heritage list

Volunteers in Kent have helped prepare a local list protecting heritage assets for their district council, reports David Dewar

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.