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Plans approved for new Oxford city centre hotel

Plans approved for new Oxford city centre hotel

Plans have been approved for a new 140-bed hotel on a site adjacent to Oxford Castle in line with a recommendation from planners who concluded that any harm to heritage assets would be outweighed by the scheme's 'high quality design and public benefits'.

Pub protection rules to take effect this month

Pub protection rules to take effect this month

New rules to protect pubs from demolition and conversion to other high street uses will come into force later this month, the government has announced.

Fresh Bluewater expansion plans approved

Fresh Bluewater expansion plans approved

Plans have been approved for the expansion of the Bluewater shopping centre in Kent after planners concluded that there would be no negative impacts on neighbouring town centres which could not be mitigated.

New London night time economy planning document stresses protections for venues from noise complaints

New London night time economy planning document stresses protections for venues from noise complaints

A new draft supplementary planning document on London's night time economy has stressed the use of agent of change principles to protect pubs, cultural and music venues from noise complaints.

Council approves green belt Royal Horticultural Society garden

Council approves green belt Royal Horticultural Society garden

The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has secured planning consent for a new 63-hectare garden on a green belt site in Salford, in line with a recommendation from planners who concluded that the scheme had 'strategic significance' to the city and the North West of England.

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