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'Nimby nuns turn to prayer to stop housing plan'

'Nimby nuns turn to prayer to stop housing plan'

News of a group of "nimby nuns" who have turned to prayer to stop plans for 80 homes next to their 11th-century abbey features in today's newspaper round-up.

National Grid withdraws application for Wylfa nuclear plant power line

National Grid withdraws application for Wylfa nuclear plant power line

Energy network operator National Grid has withdrawn its planning application for a new power line in north Wales that would connect with the troubled Wylfa Newydd nuclear power station.

Tilbury Dock expansion given go-ahead despite landscape and heritage concerns

Tilbury Dock expansion given go-ahead despite landscape and heritage concerns

Transport secretary Chris Grayling has granted development consent for the expansion of Tilbury Dock in Essex, after judging that the removal of almost nine hectares of green belt land to allow for a new railway line to the site was justified.

The opportunities and threats presented by the housing delivery test results

The opportunities and threats presented by the housing delivery test results

The long-awaited results of the new test for local authorities on housing delivery poses significant challenges for some areas, while promising an easier future for others.

GPDO In Depth & Comment

How we did it: Designing out crime in estate revamp

How we did it: Designing out crime in estate revamp

Crime has plummeted on a London housing estate after security features were agreed in the design process, says Colin Marrs.

Legal Viewpoint: Why developers should take care before starting on site

Legal Viewpoint: Why developers should take care before starting on site

Once planning permission has been granted, it is not uncommon for developers to contemplate a start on site even though they have not obtained approvals under conditions that need to be discharged prior to commencement. Case law has established that development in breach of "true" pre-commencement conditions is unlawful.

What's new in the government's latest unauthorised traveller sites proposals

What's new in the government's latest unauthorised traveller sites proposals

Earlier this month, the government set out its ideas for helping planning authorities to stop unauthorised Gypsy and traveller sites.

Five things we learned from the government's design conference

Five things we learned from the government's design conference

The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) held its 'Better Design for Better Places' conference in Birmingham last week. Here are five key things we learnt from the event.


Policy Briefings

Policy Summary: Consultation on how planners should consider electricity storage projects

Policy Summary: Consultation on how planners should consider electricity storage projects

POLICY: The treatment of electricity storage within the planning system - consultation.

Briefing: What the borrowing cap's demise means for housing delivery

Briefing: What the borrowing cap's demise means for housing delivery

Abolishing the cap on council borrowing is likely to deliver only a limited increase in social housing, Matthew Good suggests.

Policy Summary: Draft compulsory purchase guidance for new town development corporations

Policy Summary: Draft compulsory purchase guidance for new town development corporations

POLICY: New town development corporations: draft compulsory purchase guidance.

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