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Council backtracks on exclusion of garden village site from neighbourhood area

Council backtracks on exclusion of garden village site from neighbourhood area

A council has backtracked on its decision to exclude a garden village site from a proposed neighbourhood plan area, following advice that the exclusion was in breach of regulations.

Cheshire neighbourhood plan area amended to exclude garden village

Cheshire neighbourhood plan area amended to exclude garden village

A Cheshire authority has amended a parish council's proposed neighbourhood plan area to exclude a new garden village.

Plans to be submitted for 'Liverpool's tallest building'

Plans to be submitted for 'Liverpool's tallest building'

Plans are due to be submitted for what its backers claim would be Liverpool's tallest building - a 530 home, 48-storey tower within the buffer zone boundary of the city's World Heritage Site.

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How mayoral campaigns are buffeting Manchester's city-region plan

How mayoral campaigns are buffeting Manchester's city-region plan

Greater Manchester's planning blueprint faces some significant hurdles, following concerns expressed by the front-runner for the conurbation's mayoralty and pressure from councillors to pull out of the process entirely.

Local Plan Watch: Greater Manchester authorities reach local plan milestones

Local Plan Watch: Greater Manchester authorities reach local plan milestones

Two Greater Manchester boroughs have reached key milestones in their local plan preparation, with Rochdale adopting its core strategy in October and Salford last month publishing a draft local plan for consultation.

What obstacles does the city-regional plan for Manchester face?

What obstacles does the city-regional plan for Manchester face?

Greater Manchester authorities have won plaudits for agreeing a draft spatial framework, but face criticism from a mayoral candidate, housebuilders and landowners over the plan's approach to green belt release.

Why fracking approvals are seen as positive signal for shale gas

Why fracking approvals are seen as positive signal for shale gas

The communities secretary's decision to back exploratory works at two sites in Lancashire has been hailed as a major boost for the shale gas industry, but environmental campaigners are scrutinising the outcome for loopholes.


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