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Cheshire West and Chester's planning chief dies suddenly

Cheshire West and Chester's planning chief dies suddenly

Fiona Hore, head of planning at Cheshire West and Chester Council and one of the stars of The Planners television series, has died suddenly aged 56.

Manchester grants chief exec power over planning decisions to help address coronavirus impacts

Manchester grants chief exec power over planning decisions to help address coronavirus impacts

Planning decisions in Manchester will be taken by the council’s chief executive for up to eight months, after councillors agreed to grant delegated authority during the coronavirus outbreak.

320-home Manchester scheme approved despite lack of viability case to justify 10% affordable housing rate

320-home Manchester scheme approved despite lack of viability case to justify 10% affordable housing rate

Greater Manchester councillors have approved plans for 320 homes and 62,000 square metres of employment space, despite the proposed scheme's failure to make a policy-compliant contribution to affordable housing, public transport or community facilities.

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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.

The lessons to be learned from the quashing of a mistaken consent

The lessons to be learned from the quashing of a mistaken consent

A damning Appeal Court verdict on a council that mistakenly issued a permission without any of the agreed conditions attached and then tried to "disguise" the error shows the risks of authorities not paying close attention to the decision notices they issue, say experts.