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High Court allows judicial review of Arundel bypass decision to proceed

High Court allows judicial review of Arundel bypass decision to proceed

A crowd-funded environmental campaigner has been granted permission by the High Court to challenge Highways England's choice of route for a new bypass proposed for the South Downs National Park near Arundel, West Sussex.

Canterbury Council launches legal challenge to Brokenshire's 800-home approval

Canterbury Council launches legal challenge to Brokenshire's 800-home approval

Canterbury City Council has launched a legal challenge against housing secretary James Brokenshire's decision to grant permission for an 800-home development in Herne due to concerns over infrastructure funding.

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Why the government's Oxbridge corridor timetable has prompted council concerns

Why the government's Oxbridge corridor timetable has prompted council concerns

The government's announcement of a search for sites in the Oxford to Cambridge growth arc could undermine the local plan process, some authorities in the area fear.

How a neighbourhood plan allocated sites for 260 greenfield homes

How a neighbourhood plan allocated sites for 260 greenfield homes

Fears of speculative development and a potentially higher housing target meant a village in South Oxfordshire went for a pro-growth approach in its neighbourhood plan.

How we did it: Increasing fee income by 69% in two years

How we did it: Increasing fee income by 69% in two years

Planning performance agreements helped drive one borough's fee growth up by 69 per cent in two years, says Adam Branson.

How Crossrail 2 property tax may work

How Crossrail 2 property tax may work

A bold suggestion to tax property owners near Crossrail 2 stations to pay for the project faces a number of practical challenges before it could be implemented, say experts.


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