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Sheffield city-region spatial framework proposal hits the buffers

Sheffield city-region spatial framework proposal hits the buffers

The future of a proposed spatial framework for the Sheffield city-region looks uncertain after the member councils today failed to agree a plan to progress work on what powers the sub-region's proposed elected mayor would possess.

Go-ahead for Sheffield Meadowhall extension

Go-ahead for Sheffield Meadowhall extension

Plans have been approved for a major extension of Sheffield's Meadowhall Shopping Centre after planners concluded that the impact on the city centre and surrounding town centres would be 'harmful but not significantly adverse'.

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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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