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Government will not appeal High Court air quality plan ruling

Government will not appeal High Court air quality plan ruling

The government will not appeal a High Court ruling last week which ordered it to publish its draft air quality plan immediately after this week's local elections.

Neighbourhood Planning Bill signed into law

Neighbourhood Planning Bill signed into law

The Neighbourhood Planning Bill was among a group of 22 bills to receive Royal Assent yesterday evening ahead of the dissolution of Parliament next week.

The 7 recovered appeal decisions announced before pre-election purdah restrictions

The 7 recovered appeal decisions announced before pre-election purdah restrictions

Communities secretary Sajid Javid decided seven recovered appeals on a single day ahead of the start of pre-election purdah restrictions, refusing a total of 725 homes and allowing only 80 units.

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New EIA regulations laid before Parliament

New EIA regulations laid before Parliament

Regulations to bring England's planning system in line with a revised version of the EIA directive have been laid before Parliament by the government.

Javid drops defence of Aylesbury estate CPO refusal

Javid drops defence of Aylesbury estate CPO refusal

The communities secretary has backed out of a legal battle with a south London borough over his decision to not grant a compulsory purchase order (CPO) which would allow the council to progress work on a major estate regeneration project.

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