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£110 million for nutrient neutrality mitigation schemes announced in Autumn Statement

The government will invest £110 million in nutrient neutrality mitigation schemes this financial year and the next, the chancellor has told Parliament.

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Council rejects Wimbledon expansion plans over harm to protected land

A London borough has rejected a hybrid planning application put forward by the All England Club in Wimbledon to build an 8,000-seat stadium and 38 grass tennis courts, concluding the benefits of the scheme did not outweigh the harm it would do to Metropolitan Open Land.

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Ten key things you need to know from the past week

The ten most important news stories of the past week, including prime minister Rishi Sunak confirming that he is scrapping the northern leg of the HS2 rail link project and promising to invest £36 billion in “hundreds” of transport projects across the country.

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Why a court ruling that an area’s ‘character’ goes beyond appearance is important for planning suburban development

A Court of Appeal judge’s ruling that a proposed development that did not materially change a building’s exterior could still harm an area’s “character and appearance” should make it easier for councils to resist proposals that are likely to change suburban areas, say experts.

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Best use of brownfield land in placemaking

WINNER: Industria, submitted by Haworth Tompkins; HIGHLY COMMENDED: Dagenham Green, submitted by Peabody Trust, PRP, Savills and HTA Design Landscape

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Award for community-led placemaking

WINNER: Neighbourhood Priorities Fund, submitted by London Legacy Development Corporation