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Judge backs new visitor facilities at York heritage site

Judge backs new visitor facilities at York heritage site

Controversial plans to improve visitor facilities at a heritage site in York have won the backing of a High Court judge.

Sheffield Meadowhall extension plans revised following town centre impact concerns

Sheffield Meadowhall extension plans revised following town centre impact concerns

Plans for an extension to the Meadowhall Shopping Centre in Sheffield have been revised following concerns raised about the development's impact on nearby town centres.

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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.

How holding direction removal crystallises position on green belt

How holding direction removal crystallises position on green belt

The government's decision to lift a holding direction on a West Yorkshire council's core strategy has helped to crystallise ministers' position on green belt release, but concerns are growing over the delays arising from their intervention in local plan preparation.

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.


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