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Secretary of state allows south London school after dismissing highways safety objections

Secretary of state allows south London school after dismissing highways safety objections

The communities secretary has allowed an appeal for a special needs school on a site allocated for education uses in south London after agreeing with an inspector that the council's objections to the scheme in relation to highways safety were unfounded.

Jenrick issues second ministerial consents for two crematoria in Staffordshire green belt

Jenrick issues second ministerial consents for two crematoria in Staffordshire green belt

The housing secretary has approved plans for two separate crematoria in the Staffordshire green belt following the High Court quashing of previous ministerial consents for the schemes, after finding that local need for the facilities constituted the "very special circumstances" necessary to justify them.

MHCLG confirms new fast-track route and expanded PD rights for public service buildings

MHCLG confirms new fast-track route and expanded PD rights for public service buildings

The government is to introduce a “fast track” ten-week application route for new schools, universities and hospitals, as well as new permitted development (PD) rights allowing such buildings to expand to a greater extent, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) has confirmed.

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