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Plans approved for Redhill mixed-use scheme despite affordable housing shortfall

Plans approved for Redhill mixed-use scheme despite affordable housing shortfall

A multiplex cinema, restaurants, shops and 153 homes have been approved for Redhill town centre in Surrey in line with a recommendation from planners who concluded that the scheme's non-policy compliant level of affordable housing was 'justified'.

Plans for Worthing's tallest building approved by councillors

Plans for Worthing's tallest building approved by councillors

Councillors in Sussex last week approved plans for a regeneration scheme incorporating a tower block which would be Worthing's tallest building.

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How we did it: Winning consent for national park homes

How we did it: Winning consent for national park homes

Local consultation and cooperation has brought a 416 home development to fruition in the South Downs. David Dewar reports.

Why a planning go-ahead for a new runway could be six years away

Why a planning go-ahead for a new runway could be six years away

A series of planning hurdles must be overcome before a final planning go-ahead for a third runway at Heathrow is achieved, according to experts.

How Heathrow expansion will affect plan-making around the airport

How Heathrow expansion will affect plan-making around the airport

Local authorities around Heathrow fear that the government's 2017 local plan deadline could undermine their efforts to plan to accommodate the employment and housing growth generated by a third runway at the airport.

Local Plan Watch: Bucks councils eye green belt release

Local Plan Watch: Bucks councils eye green belt release

Two Buckinghamshire councils are considering plans to remove more than 400 hectares of land from the green belt to provide for around 6,000 homes, as part of their emerging joint local plan.


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