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Planners should site homes and schools away from pollution hotspots says health watchdog

Planners should site homes and schools away from pollution hotspots says health watchdog

Planners should minimise the exposure of "vulnerable groups" to air pollution by not allowing buildings such as schools, nurseries and care homes to be sited in areas with high pollution levels while new homes should be sited "away from roadsides", according to the government-backed body responsible for public health guidance.

Devon council to review mental health facility consent over 'insufficient' officer advice

Devon council to review mental health facility consent over 'insufficient' officer advice

A Devon council is to reconsider its approval of planning permission for a mental health facility next to a primary school, after conceding that its consultation was "inadequate" and officer advice on safeguarding children was "not sufficiently detailed".

High Court judge block's nursery's bid to be considered a school in portable buildings row

High Court judge block's nursery's bid to be considered a school in portable buildings row

A children's nursery has failed in its bid to overturn a refusal of consent for two portable buildings on its site after a judge ruled that the premises is not a "school" and therefore does not benefit from permitted development (PD) rights allowing it to expand.

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