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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.

Ombudsman faults Shropshire Council over consulation failure that led to cricket club's 'exile'

Ombudsman faults Shropshire Council over consulation failure that led to cricket club's 'exile'

A government watchdog has found that Shropshire County Council failed to consult with statutory consultee Sport England when considering a planning application for a new home on the edge of a cricket ground, and must now build and maintain a fence to protect the property from flying balls.

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