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Inspector recommends removal of 500-home green belt site from Lancaster local plan

Inspector recommends removal of 500-home green belt site from Lancaster local plan

A planning inspector has backed Lancaster City Council's draft local plan, including proposals for a 3,500-home garden village, but recommended that a 500-home allocation in green belt is removed from the strategy.

13 planning consultancies chosen for north of England housing association contract

13 planning consultancies chosen for north of England housing association contract

Thirteen planning consultancies have been appointed to a £750 million four-year contractor framework for housing association projects across the North West and Yorkshire.

Spatial planning powers mooted as Lancashire councils back combined authority plans

Spatial planning powers mooted as Lancashire councils back combined authority plans

Councils in Lancashire have agreed to press ahead with plans to form a new county-wide combined authority, with spatial planning powers being considered as part of any future deal with central government.

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How We Did It: Preparing a statement of common ground for Liverpool’s city-region

How We Did It: Preparing a statement of common ground for Liverpool’s city-region

A history of planning collaboration between six local authorities was key to the wider city-region preparing its statement of common ground, Mark Wilding reports.

How we did it: Producing a joint plan for a protected landscape

How we did it: Producing a joint plan for a protected landscape

How two councils drew up the first jointly produced plan for an area of outstanding natural beauty. By Colin Marrs.

How we did it: Reviving a rundown city centre market

How we did it: Reviving a rundown city centre market

Extensive consultation with traders and imaginative design was key to the regeneration of Preston's dilapidated central market, writes Colin Marrs.

How we did it: Involving lots of locals in Lakes plan-making

How we did it: Involving lots of locals in Lakes plan-making

Seven per cent of Lake District residents responded to the park authority's draft local plan. Colin Marrs finds out why.