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Go-ahead for 607-home Leeds scheme

Go-ahead for 607-home Leeds scheme

Plans have been approved for up to 607 apartments in Leeds after planners concluded that 'considerable public benefits' of the repair and conversion of a former railway viaduct into a park justified a relaxation of the council's affordable housing policy.

Five things we learned from the IED North Conference

Five things we learned from the IED North Conference

The Institute of Economic Development's first northern conference took place in Manchester on Wednesday. Here are five things we learned about planning, economic development and devolution at the event.

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How we did it: Preparing a brownfield land register

How we did it: Preparing a brownfield land register

A Yorkshire authority has taken part in a government pilot scheme to promote brownfield homes over the past year, reports John Geoghegan.

Local Plan Watch: Minister removes block on Bradford plan

Local Plan Watch: Minister removes block on Bradford plan

News that planning minister Gavin Barwell has lifted a holding direction preventing a Yorkshire authority from progressing its local plan features in the latest instalment of Local Plan Watch.

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.


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