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Go-ahead for 400 Canterbury homes after planners identify 'limited' world heritage site harm

Go-ahead for 400 Canterbury homes after planners identify 'limited' world heritage site harm

Plans have been approved for up to 400 homes on a greenfield site in Canterbury, Kent, after planners concluded that harm to heritage assets, including views of the city's world heritage site, would be 'less than substantial'.

Cambridgeshire energy-from-waste plant refused against officer advice

Cambridgeshire energy-from-waste plant refused against officer advice

Plans have been refused for an energy-from-waste plant in Cambridgeshire due to concerns over its landscape and heritage impacts, against a recommendation from planners.

Judge backs inspector over listed mansion replacement slates refusal

Judge backs inspector over listed mansion replacement slates refusal

A High Court judge has come down on the side of a council and a planning inspector in a row over a couple's choice of replacement tiles for a grade II* listed mansion.

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What appeal court ruling on heritage means for planners

What appeal court ruling on heritage means for planners

A judgment allowing new homes near a grade I listed country house in Derbyshire confirms that planners and inspectors should take a broader view when assessing heritage impacts and not just consider the visual effects, say commentators.

How we did it: Creating a new school in listed buildings

How we did it: Creating a new school in listed buildings

Preserving listed buildings' heritage was key to approval for a modern school and homes, says Mark Wilding.

CIL Watch: Surrey authority proposes lower CIL rate for schemes in 'buffer zone'

CIL Watch: Surrey authority proposes lower CIL rate for schemes in 'buffer zone'

Residential developments near to a Special Protection Area (SPA) would be required to pay a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) charge of more than £400 per square metre on top of an existing tariff intended to mitigate the effects of development on the designated landscape under proposals unveiled this week by a Surrey council.

How We Did It: Drawing up a local heritage list

How We Did It: Drawing up a local heritage list

Volunteers in Kent have helped prepare a local list protecting heritage assets for their district council, reports David Dewar