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Go-ahead for 1,500-home Durham garden village despite local policy conflicts

Go-ahead for 1,500-home Durham garden village despite local policy conflicts

Plans have been approved for a 1,500-home garden village near Seaham in Durham despite the site's current allocation for employment use and recognition from planners that the scheme would result in 'the sterilisation of significant amounts of high-grade mineral resources'.

Legal challenge against Javid coal mine refusal opens at High Court

Legal challenge against Javid coal mine refusal opens at High Court

The former communities secretary placed too much weight on climate change impacts when he refused plans for an opencast mine in Northumbria against a planning inspector's advice, the High Court has heard.

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