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Research highlights role of ‘short-term profit-driven planning model’ in shrinking green spaces

The median size of the nearest green space to developments built after the year 2000 is 40 per cent smaller than equivalent space near developments built in the 1930s, research by a think tank has found, with the body linking the fall to our "short-term profit-driven planning model".

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Housing minister allows autism-dedicated school to modify planning obligation to cater for wider needs

The housing minister has allowed a specialist school for people with autism to modify a planning obligation that would enable a London borough to use it to cater for a wider range of pupils with special educational needs.

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High Court backs planning officer's permission for homeless night shelter using delegated powers

A planning officer's granting of permission under delegated powers for a night shelter for the homeless has been upheld by a judge, who dismissed an objector's argument that the scheme was "of a controversial nature" and therefore should have been considered by committee members.

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