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Bath and North East Somerset proposes student housing restrictions in new local plan

Bath and North East Somerset proposes student housing restrictions in new local plan

A West of England council has published local plan options that would allow it to meet a 14,500-home housing target, including proposals to ban new student housing outside of university campuses.

Brokenshire blocks 226-home Cornwall scheme over green gap landscape impact

Brokenshire blocks 226-home Cornwall scheme over green gap landscape impact

The housing secretary has backed Cornwall Council's decision to refuse plans for 226 homes on an unallocated greenfield site after agreeing with an inspector that the scheme would 'significantly harm the landscape character and visual amenity of the area'.

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Why progress on a joint spatial plan is proving slower than expected

Why progress on a joint spatial plan is proving slower than expected

Hold-ups on a planning strategy put together by four West Country unitary authorities highlight the difficulties and uncertainties facing joint spatial plans, according to experts.

Why planners need to take notice of duties under equality laws

Why planners need to take notice of duties under equality laws

A key court judgement overturning permission for a regeneration scheme reminds planners to ensure they clearly outline any issues that could impact on groups protected under equality legislation when determining such projects.

Why a pioneering joint spatial plan could point the way for a new generation of strategic plans

Why a pioneering joint spatial plan could point the way for a new generation of strategic plans

The progress of the West of England Joint Spatial Plan (JSP) will be a key test of a new generation of strategic plans, according to practitioners.

How we did it: Winning consent for an 'exceptional' home

How we did it: Winning consent for an 'exceptional' home

Plans for an eco home in Devon had to pass a tough test on exceptional design quality, says David Dewar.


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