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Gloucestershire councils consider 'super-city' connecting Cheltenham and Gloucester

Gloucestershire councils consider 'super-city' connecting Cheltenham and Gloucester

A plan to join Gloucester and Cheltenham together with a new settlement to form a Gloucestershire 'super-city' by 2050 is being floated by the county's councils and local enterprise partnership (LEP).

Plans for 462 homes on Wiltshire airfield refused

Plans for 462 homes on Wiltshire airfield refused

Plans have been refused for up to 462 homes on the site of an operational airfield in Wiltshire, after planners flagged concerns over the proposal's impacts on heritage, highways and noise.

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How we did it: Winning consent for an 'exceptional' home

How we did it: Winning consent for an 'exceptional' home

Plans for an eco home in Devon had to pass a tough test on exceptional design quality, says David Dewar.

How pledges to carry out early reviews are aiding plan progress

How pledges to carry out early reviews are aiding plan progress

An inspector's decision to endorse a joint plan covering three Gloucestershire districts with heavy caveats furthers a trend of pragmatic decisions designed to help get plans in place, according to experts.

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.


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