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Housing land deliverability challenge fails

Plans for up to 175 houses, including 44 affordable homes, in the countryside outside the settlement boundary of a large village in Yorkshire were rejected after an inspector found no need to deviate from an adopted local plan.

Plans submitted for 1,400-home West Yorkshire regeneration

Plans submitted for 1,400-home West Yorkshire regeneration

Plans have been submitted for up to 1,400 homes on a 26-hectare brownfield site on the northern edge of Castleford in West Yorkshire.

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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.

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.

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.


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