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Park authority hits out over 'scurrilous' bribe claim over 'giraffe house'

Park authority hits out over 'scurrilous' bribe claim over 'giraffe house'

A farmer, fined £750 for failing to comply with an enforcement notice requiring him to demolish a farm building within the Yorkshire Dales National Park, has been accused of making up a 'scurrilous' claim that a planner sought to secure a bribe over the case.

Man receives fraud conviction over planning process subversion

Man receives fraud conviction over planning process subversion

A North Yorkshire man has been convicted of fraud offences after a local council complained that he had attempted to subvert a planning process.

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How we did it: Boosting home delivery via local plan

How we did it: Boosting home delivery via local plan

A Yorkshire council's local plan has won plaudits for its focus on raising build rates on home allocations. David Dewar reports.

The key planning hurdles that the second phase of HS2 must overcome

The key planning hurdles that the second phase of HS2 must overcome

Local authorities seeking to promote changes to plans for the second phase of the HS2 rail link will have to invest significant time and resources to argue their case, according to infrastructure planning experts.

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.

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.


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