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MHCLG announces £250 million investment in bid to deliver 25,000 homes

MHCLG announces £250 million investment in bid to deliver 25,000 homes

Funding deals totalling almost £250 million have been announced by the government in a bid to boost a series of planned housing projects in Cumbria, Devon, Hertfordshire and London that it claims could deliver 25,000 new homes.

Brokenshire blocks Preston fracking site over 'very significant' highways impacts

Brokenshire blocks Preston fracking site over 'very significant' highways impacts

The communities secretary has refused plans for a shale gas fracking site near Preston in Lancashire after concluding that the scheme would have a "very significant adverse impact" on road safety, despite attaching "great weight" to "the benefits of onshore oil and gas development".

Proposals for 249 homes on Lancashire industrial site thrown out

Proposals for 249 homes on Lancashire industrial site thrown out

Councillors have rejected a planning application for a 249-home development on an industrial site in Lancashire, in line with a recommendation from planners who advised that the new homes would not compensate for the loss of employment space.

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The lessons from a council's chastening High Court heritage defeat

The lessons from a council's chastening High Court heritage defeat

The overturning of Liverpool City Council's consent for a 51-home redevelopment of a Grade II listed building shows that some planning officers are struggling with conservation considerations, say observers.

What Greater Manchester's new draft spatial plan means for the city region's housing deal

What Greater Manchester's new draft spatial plan means for the city region's housing deal

Developers and consultants say lower housing targets in the new Greater Manchester Spatial Framework could jeopardise the city region's ambitious housing deal with central government, but the combined authority is hopeful that the agreement is still on the table.

The challenges facing the new draft Greater Manchester spatial plan

The challenges facing the new draft Greater Manchester spatial plan

Greater Manchester's long-awaited new city region spatial plan faces a series of formidable hurdles in achieving its aims, say observers.

Neighbourhood Watch: Limited progress for Merseyside plans

Neighbourhood Watch: Limited progress for Merseyside plans

Two neighbourhood plans successfully passed referendums in Sefton, Merseyside, last month, meaning that the number of made neighbourhood plans in the Liverpool City Region is set to double.


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