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Penzance heliport approval faces judicial review

Penzance heliport approval faces judicial review

A High Court judge is to review the decision to grant planning permission for a new heliport in Penzance.

Plans for 340-home Weymouth scheme approved

Plans for 340-home Weymouth scheme approved

Plans have been approved for up to 340 homes on a site to the north of Weymouth in Dorset, in line with a recommendation from planners who warned that the planning committee's reasons for its previous refusal of the plans were unsound.

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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.

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.


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