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Transport secretary backs Crossrail 2, but wants 'affordable' scheme

Transport secretary backs Crossrail 2, but wants 'affordable' scheme

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has signalled his support for the Crossrail 2 project, but said that the government now wants half of the flagship scheme's costs paid for up-front by London.

Javid allows 820 homes in Tees Valley strategic gap

Javid allows 820 homes in Tees Valley strategic gap

Communities secretary Sajid Javid has given the go-ahead for a scheme comprising more than 820 homes in the Tees Valley, dismissing the local council's concerns over the impact of the development on a strategic gap.

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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

How we did it: Winning consent to build in a strategic gap

How we did it: Winning consent to build in a strategic gap

A football club worked with the local council and community to win consent for its training ground, Joey Gardiner reports.


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