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The significance of the secretary of state’s rejection of the ‘Tulip’ skyscraper

The significance of the secretary of state’s rejection of the ‘Tulip’ skyscraper

A ministerial refusal of plans for a striking City of London tower reflects tougher national policies on design and the new importance of sustainability, say practitioners, as well as new tall building restrictions introduced by the London mayor.

Pincher: Government will go 'further and faster' on brownfield development in coming months

Pincher: Government will go 'further and faster' on brownfield development in coming months

The government intends to go “further and faster” over the coming months to help the development of more brownfield land, including further funding to bring forward such sites and working with councils to "advance brownfield land registers", the housing minister has said.

Site of planned 500-home theme park given protected SSSI status

Site of planned 500-home theme park given protected SSSI status

The site of a controversial proposal for a theme park and 500 homes has been given protected status by the government's wildlife watchdog, prompting calls from conservation groups for the nationally significant infrastructure project (NSIP) to be scrapped.

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The wider lessons from the High Court quashing of two secretary of state consents for major road schemes

The wider lessons from the High Court quashing of two secretary of state consents for major road schemes

Two transport secretary approvals of major road schemes were both overturned in the High Court within days of each other. Experts say the rulings highlight the importance of ministers providing enough justification for their conclusions and the challenges posed by the tight timescales for NSIP decisions.

How we are shaping 10,000 new homes through a neighbourhood plan

How we are shaping 10,000 new homes through a neighbourhood plan

The preparation of a neighbourhood plan for Gilston in East Herts ensured that previously resistant locals had a say in the development process for new settlements.

How a court ruling promises a legally safe method for mitigating water pollution from housebuilding

How a court ruling promises a legally safe method for mitigating water pollution from housebuilding

A High Court judgment endorsing a government agency's advice that seeks to ensure that new housing schemes in sensitive environmental areas in south Hampshire are nitrate-neutral may help boost development in the area and is likely to have wider implications for other places where the impact of pollution on protected sites is a concern, say commentators.

The implications of the housing secretary's Twitter announcement of a heritage policy review

The implications of the housing secretary's Twitter announcement of a heritage policy review

The housing secretary announced via social media a review of heritage policy in the wake of a fellow minister's approval of the redevelopment of a historic bell foundry. Some observers worry that the move undermines confidence in the government's decision-making and suggest that any review is likely to examine how heritage harm is assessed.