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Pedestrian bridge in heritage area favoured for public safety reasons

A pedestrian/cycle bridge in a conservation area and special area of conservation in Bristol was allowed, subject to numerous conditions, with the public benefits of the scheme in relation to improvements to highway safety outweighing the limited harm to the surrounding conservation area and the setting of another.

High Court orders Javid to reconsider Gladman refusal

High Court orders Javid to reconsider Gladman refusal

Communities secretary Sajid Javid must reconsider plans for 180 homes in Gloucestershire, after a High Court judge ruled that his decision to refuse the application, against an inspector's recommendation of approval, was 'procedurally unfair'.

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Why a revision of an urban extension's design code has sparked a row

Why a revision of an urban extension's design code has sparked a row

A row has broken out after housebuilders successfully revised the design code for a 5,500-home development in Devon. But how often do developers of schemes seek to amend agreed design standards?

Neighbourhood Watch: Inspector upholds neighbourhood plan's second homes block

Neighbourhood Watch: Inspector upholds neighbourhood plan's second homes block

News that an inspector has thrown out an attempt to remove a condition preventing two new homes in a Cornish holiday resort from being occupied as second homes or used for holiday accommodation features in the latest instalment of Neighbourhood Watch.

Why moves to curb the spread of second homes are gathering pace

Why moves to curb the spread of second homes are gathering pace

Practitioners believe that more neighbourhood groups could follow the example set by two Cornish neighbourhood plans endorsed by residents in local polls held earlier this month, which seek to use planning conditions to prevent new open market housing from being used as second homes.

How we did it: Moving solar farm to protect grassland

How we did it: Moving solar farm to protect grassland

An energy firm worked with Natural England to protect sensitive Dorset downland by relocating a solar farm. David Dewar reports.


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