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Plans approved for 22-storey Bristol tower despite heritage concerns

Plans approved for 22-storey Bristol tower despite heritage concerns

Plans have been approved for a major 274-home, mixed-use scheme in central Bristol, including a 22 storey tower, despite a recommendation from Historic England that the scheme be refused on heritage grounds.

Plans approved for City of London office scheme

Plans approved for City of London office scheme

Plans have been approved for a 45,000 square metre office-led development on a site in the City of London despite concerns flagged about the scheme's impact on neighbouring heritage buildings.

Go-ahead for 73-storey central London skyscraper

Go-ahead for 73-storey central London skyscraper

Plans for a 73-storey skyscraper in central London have been given the green light after planners concluded that the impact of the proposal on the settings of St Paul's Cathedral and the Tower of London World Heritage Site 'is considered acceptable'.

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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.

How National Park boundary extensions could affect planning

How National Park boundary extensions could affect planning

Boundary extensions that "virtually join" the Yorkshire Dales National Park and Lake District National Park have taken effect, but planning policies for the expanded areas will remain a potential source of confusion for some time.

Why Liverpool faces a threat to its World Heritage Site's status

Why Liverpool faces a threat to its World Heritage Site's status

Unesco's request for a moratorium on planning decisions in Liverpool's World Heritage Site and the zone around it is unworkable, commentators say.