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Campaigners mull legal challenge after minister's Stonehenge tunnel consent against inspectors' advice

Campaigners mull legal challenge after minister's Stonehenge tunnel consent against inspectors' advice

Campaigners say they are "taking legal advice" after the transport secretary approved plans for a controversial road tunnel through the Stonehenge world heritage site (WHS) against a recommendation for refusal from planning inspectors who advised that the scheme's "substantial harm" to the prehistoric monument could not be justified.

West of England consults locals as it aims to publish new regional plan next year

West of England consults locals as it aims to publish new regional plan next year

The West of England Combined Authority (WECA) is consulting locals as a first step towards preparing a new high-level spatial strategy, following the failure earlier this year of the region’s joint spatial plan.

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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.

What the tribulations of the West of England plan mean for the future of joint strategies

What the tribulations of the West of England plan mean for the future of joint strategies

The withdrawal by local authorities from a four-year exercise in joint strategic planning is a setback for other areas engaging in cross-boundary collaboration, warn some observers. However, others say the demise of the West of England plan may actually provide helpful lessons for similar enterprises elsewhere.

Neighbourhood Watch: East Devon becomes county's district with most parish plans

Neighbourhood Watch: East Devon becomes county's district with most parish plans

News that a plan for Sidmouth has become the 17th neighbourhood plan to be adopted in a Devon district, making it the county's top area for parish plan coverage, features in our latest neighbourhood planning round-up.


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