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Cornwall Council submits plans for new 6km link road

Cornwall Council submits plans for new 6km link road

Plans have been submitted for a new 6.2km link road in Cornwall, which its promoters claim would 'support continued housing development' and enhance 'the viability of commercial land development and the generation of new employment space'.

Brokenshire refuses 40 Gloucestershire greenfield homes despite land supply deficit

Brokenshire refuses 40 Gloucestershire greenfield homes despite land supply deficit

The housing secretary has sided with a planning inspector to refuse plans for 40 homes on greenfield land on the outskirts of Gloucester, despite the council being unable to demonstrate a five-year housing land supply.

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Local Plan Watch: Dorset councils make local plan progress

Local Plan Watch: Dorset councils make local plan progress

Adoption of Poole Borough Council's local plan this month signals the latest advance in plan preparation in Dorset ahead of impending local government shake-up.

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.


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