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How a data breach cost a local planning authority £150,000

How a data breach cost a local planning authority £150,000

The information watchdog's decision to hit an Essex council with a six-figure fine for inadvertently publishing sensitive personal data in online planning documents is a stark warning to local planning authorities of the consequences of breaching data protection laws, experts have said.

Rural affordable housing levels have halved in past five years, says CPRE

Rural affordable housing levels have halved in past five years, says CPRE

The level of affordable housing provision by rural councils has halved in the past five years, according to a new study by countryside lobby group the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE).

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Oxfordshire neighbourhood plan faces judicial review challenge

Oxfordshire neighbourhood plan faces judicial review challenge

An Oxfordshire neighbourhood plan is facing the threat of judicial review over its allocation of a quarry for possible future employment uses.

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Fresh legal challenge over government's air quality plan

Fresh legal challenge over government's air quality plan

Environmental legal activists ClientEarth are to take the government to court for a third time over its proposals to cut air pollution.

Bid for 200,000-bird chicken farm in Shropshire countryside refused by planning inspector

Bid for 200,000-bird chicken farm in Shropshire countryside refused by planning inspector

Planning permission has been refused by a planning inspector for a chicken shed complex housing over 200,000 birds in the Shropshire countryside.

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