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Green light for 6,500-home Cambridgeshire new town

Green light for 6,500-home Cambridgeshire new town

Cambridgeshire councillors have resolved to grant outline permission for 6,500 homes on a former military base, despite the quantum of development proposed for the site exceeding that set out in the local plan.

Thurrock Council gives green light to 2,850-home mixed-use regeneration scheme

Thurrock Council gives green light to 2,850-home mixed-use regeneration scheme

Outline plans for 2,850 homes and a 135,000 square metre film studio complex have been approved by councillors in Essex after officers advised the scheme would help the authority meet its housing and economic growth objectives.

How funding new school places has become a national planning priority

How funding new school places has become a national planning priority

New guidance from the Department for Education reinforces the message in recent planning guidance revisions that new school places necessitated by development should be funded through developer contributions. Commentators have expressed concerns that the planning system is being asked to resource too many competing priorities.

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