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1,800-home Surrey airfield development faces High Court challenge

1,800-home Surrey airfield development faces High Court challenge

Campaigners have secured a date at the High Court to seek to overturn a council's resolution to grant consent for a 1,800-home development on a 248-hectare aerodrome site in Surrey.

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Judge orders travellers to leave Surrey green belt site

Judge orders travellers to leave Surrey green belt site

A High Court judge has told a group of travellers who unlawfully occupied an area of green belt land in Surrey to leave the site within 14 days.

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Why a Sussex council is stalling schemes affecting a key habitat

Why a Sussex council is stalling schemes affecting a key habitat

A Sussex council's block on new traffic-generating development and its decision to lower its housing targets have caused confusion and concern among applicants and neighbouring authorities.

How we did it: Mitigating homes' impact with green space

How we did it: Mitigating homes' impact with green space

The provision of green spaces near a new housing development in Berkshire is helping to protect rare habitats, reports David Dewar.

What proposed super councils could mean for planning services

What proposed super councils could mean for planning services

While primarily motivated by the potential for delivering cost savings, controversial proposals to create new unitary authorities in Dorset, Oxfordshire and Buckinghamshire could reshape the operation of planning services in these areas.

How we did it: Preparing a county-wide planning protocol

How we did it: Preparing a county-wide planning protocol

Planners and developers in Kent have drawn up an agreement to boost delivery of housing and jobs. John Geoghegan reports.


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