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Bradford strategy faces more delay after snap poll announcement

Bradford strategy faces more delay after snap poll announcement

Moves to take Bradford City Council's local plan core strategy to adoption face further delays following Prime Minister Theresa May's decision to call a snap general election.

The 7 recovered appeal decisions announced before pre-election purdah restrictions

The 7 recovered appeal decisions announced before pre-election purdah restrictions

Communities secretary Sajid Javid decided seven recovered appeals on a single day ahead of the start of pre-election purdah restrictions, refusing a total of 725 homes and allowing only 80 units.

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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.

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.


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