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Council plans outdoor adventure park near Sheffield City Centre

Council plans outdoor adventure park near Sheffield City Centre

Plans have been announced to develop a outdoor leisure destination on the site of a former ski village close to Sheffield city centre.

Javid backs North Yorkshire retail park

Javid backs North Yorkshire retail park

Plans for a 'designer outlet centre' on 14 hectares of agricultural land to the south west of Darlington in North Yorkshire have been approved by the communities secretary after he concluded that there were no viable alternative sites and that the scheme would not have an undue negative effect on nearby town centres.

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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.

How we did it: Realising green vision for urban spaces

How we did it: Realising green vision for urban spaces

An urban park in Sheffield offers breathing space for the local community and a quality setting for both new and refurbished homes. Susie Sell reports.


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