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Plans approved for theme park in Yorkshire green belt

Plans approved for theme park in Yorkshire green belt

Plans have been approved for a theme park on a 98.4-hectare former colliery site in South Yorkshire, despite planners recognising that the scheme would constitute 'inappropriate' development in the green belt.

Go-ahead for mixed-use redevelopment of Sheffield city centre site

Go-ahead for mixed-use redevelopment of Sheffield city centre site

Plans have been approved for the mixed-use redevelopment of a three-hectare site in Sheffield city centre, including 525 homes, a 500-bed hotel and 85,000 square metres of office space.

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Why planning is at the heart of devolution deal disputes

Why planning is at the heart of devolution deal disputes

As the horse-trading necessary to bring into effect the government's devolution deals for English cities continues, planning is emerging as a bone of contention.

How we did it: Making the case for green belt release

How we did it: Making the case for green belt release

Cooperation was key to approval of plans for a hi-tech manufacturing complex in the South Yorkshire green belt, says John Geoghegan.

Why a Yorkshire council approved the first UK fracking project for five years

Why a Yorkshire council approved the first UK fracking project for five years

A decision on controversial plans to frack for shale gas in North Yorkshire was made outside a new government target for determining fracking applications, after the local planning authority and applicant negotiated an extension for the application of the proposal.

How we did it: Realising green vision for urban spaces

How we did it: Realising green vision for urban spaces

An urban park in Sheffield offers breathing space for the local community and a quality setting for both new and refurbished homes. Susie Sell reports.


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