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Go ahead for 850-home Cheshire scheme despite affordable housing shortfall

Go ahead for 850-home Cheshire scheme despite affordable housing shortfall

Cheshire East Council has granted outline permission for a mixed-use scheme including 850 homes, despite it only providing a third of the local target for affordable housing.

Go-ahead for 600 homes on former gasworks site in Greater Manchester

Go-ahead for 600 homes on former gasworks site in Greater Manchester

Plans for a 600-home scheme on a former gasworks site have been approved by Trafford Council’s planning committee after officers advised that the proposal would help meet the authority's housing land supply shortfall.

Jenrick refuses plans for 56,000 sqm employment scheme over green belt harm

Jenrick refuses plans for 56,000 sqm employment scheme over green belt harm

The secretary of state has refused plans for a 56,197 square metre distribution centre in the Cheshire green belt after he concluded that the "very significant weight" granted to the scheme's economic benefits was not sufficient to outweigh the harm to the protected land.

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Six government infrastructure decisions promised this autumn

Six government infrastructure decisions promised this autumn

Due dates for government decisions on Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects before 31.12.20

Five legal verdicts to look out for this autumn

Five legal verdicts to look out for this autumn

Cases due before the courts October-November 2020. Hearing dates may be subject to change.

Jenrick's Cheshire housing appeal approval 'flies in the face of government commitment to a plan-led system'

Jenrick's Cheshire housing appeal approval 'flies in the face of government commitment to a plan-led system'

Cheshire East Council has sent a “stinging” open letter to housing secretary Robert Jenrick strongly criticising his decision to allow a planning appeal for a 189-home development on an unallocated site.

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.