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Plans submitted for 350-home Buckinghamshire scheme

Plans submitted for 350-home Buckinghamshire scheme

Plans have been submitted for a 350-home development on a 40-hectare former Ministry of Defence site in Buckinghamshire.

High Court rejects air quality challenge against 4,000-home Kent scheme

High Court rejects air quality challenge against 4,000-home Kent scheme

A High Court judge has dismissed a judicial review challenge against a 4,000-home development on the edge of Canterbury in Kent.

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What court's reversal of minister's decision means for practitioners

What court's reversal of minister's decision means for practitioners

A High Court judgment reversing a ministerial decision to approve 50 homes in a West Sussex village may help clarify what should be considered material to planning appeals, according to experts.

How we did it: Piloting a newt licensing strategy

How we did it: Piloting a newt licensing strategy

A Surrey council is piloting a streamlined licensing system to ease conflicts over protected newt habitats, John Geoghegan reports.

Local Plan Watch: Berkshire council eyes green belt release

Local Plan Watch: Berkshire council eyes green belt release

Councillors at one of England's most green belt-constrained authorities have voted to move forward with local plan proposals that would see a "very small amount" of land removed from the green belt to boost growth.

How We Did It: Drawing up a local heritage list

How We Did It: Drawing up a local heritage list

Volunteers in Kent have helped prepare a local list protecting heritage assets for their district council, reports David Dewar


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