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Plans approved for 22-storey Bristol tower despite heritage concerns

Plans approved for 22-storey Bristol tower despite heritage concerns

Plans have been approved for a major 274-home, mixed-use scheme in central Bristol, including a 22 storey tower, despite a recommendation from Historic England that the scheme be refused on heritage grounds.

Agency submits application for Devon flood protection works

Agency submits application for Devon flood protection works

Plans have been submitted for a range of flood defence measures intended to protect a south Devon town.

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How we did it: Building support for a neighbourhood plan

How we did it: Building support for a neighbourhood plan

Innovative engagement tactics proved key to creating a plan for one of Bristol's most diverse areas. John Geoghegan reports.

How we did it: Producing policy to boost self-build homes

How we did it: Producing policy to boost self-build homes

A Devon council has established a blueprint requiring developers to provide self-build housing. David Dewar reports.

Why are so few communities making use of their power to allow development without a planning application?

Why are so few communities making use of their power to allow development without a planning application?

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.

Will the Cornish second home ban prompt imitators?

Will the Cornish second home ban prompt imitators?

A neighbourhood plan seeking to halt the spread of second homes in St Ives faces a legal challenge and has received a frosty ministerial response, but experts say similar policies elsewhere have helped reduce house prices.


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