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The Planning Inspectorate (PINS) has issued an apology for a scathing decision letter that slammed a council's appeal cost application as 'pathetic' and 'frivolous'.
The communities secretary Sajid Javid has called in plans to nearly double the size of the Cribbs Causeway shopping centre near Bristol.
An energy firm worked with Natural England to protect sensitive Dorset downland by relocating a solar farm. David Dewar reports.
Innovative engagement tactics proved key to creating a plan for one of Bristol's most diverse areas. John Geoghegan reports.
A Devon council has established a blueprint requiring developers to provide self-build housing. David Dewar reports.
Residents of a Gloucestershire town last week voted to grant permission for an affordable housing development, becoming one of only a handful of communities to deploy rarely-used localism powers.