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Jenrick approves plans for 325 homes and school in Stockport green belt

Jenrick approves plans for 325 homes and school in Stockport green belt

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick has approved plans for 325 homes and a special needs school in the Stockport green belt after finding that the proposal's benefits, including the local need for such a facility and for new housing, constituted the "very special circumstances" required to justify the development.

Welsh ministers introduce new PD rights to allow temporary hospitals

Welsh ministers introduce new PD rights to allow temporary hospitals

The Welsh Government has enacted measures to allow local authorities to change the use of buildings or erect temporary structures on their land without planning permission in order to create temporary hospitals during the coronavirus outbreak.

Luton holds part-virtual planning committee to allow hospital expansion plans

Luton holds part-virtual planning committee to allow hospital expansion plans

Luton Borough Council has held a partly-virtual planning committee to give the go-ahead to plans to expand the town hospital's acute care unit, ahead of the introduction of new laws that would allow such meetings to be held online as standard practice.

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