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Javid refuses 92-home Cotswolds scheme

Javid refuses 92-home Cotswolds scheme

The communities secretary has dismissed an appeal for a 92-home development in the Cotswolds after concluding that harm to a conservation area arising from the scheme would not be outweighed by its benefits, including the provision of 50 per cent affordable housing.

Stonehenge tunnel DCO 'to be submitted next year'

Stonehenge tunnel DCO 'to be submitted next year'

Government agency Highways England has said that it intends to submit a development consent order (DCO) application late next year for a tunnel beneath Stonehenge, after the government confirmed its preferred route for the project today.

Plans approved for 228-home Shrewsbury barracks redevelopment

Plans approved for 228-home Shrewsbury barracks redevelopment

A Shropshire council has approved Ministry of Defence (MoD) proposals to turn a former army barracks in Shrewsbury into a residential scheme of up to 228 new homes despite claims that to do so would breach the Armed Forces Covenant.

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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.