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Retail park on Exeter's outskirts rejected against officer advice

Retail park on Exeter's outskirts rejected against officer advice

Plans for a retail park on the eastern outskirts of Exeter have been refused for a second time, despite officers' recommendation that the scheme be approved.

Plans submitted for 1,000-home Tottenham Hale revamp

Plans submitted for 1,000-home Tottenham Hale revamp

Plans have been for submitted for a 1,000-home mixed-use scheme at Tottenham Hale in north London.

Shop frontages policy dropped from new framework

Shop frontages policy dropped from new framework

Councils planning for town centres will no longer be expected to identify primary and secondary shopping frontages but should now "respond to rapid changes in the retail and leisure industries", the new National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) says.

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Why an appeal ruling could shore up town centre shopping

Why an appeal ruling could shore up town centre shopping

An inspector's decision to uphold a Yorkshire council's refusal of an out-of-centre retail and leisure development scheme helps restore faith in planning policies intended to protect town centres, according to sector experts.

Policy Briefing: What planners need to know about driverless cars

Policy Briefing: What planners need to know about driverless cars

Planners need to start preparing now for the future impacts of autonomous vehicles, Matthew White suggests.

How the government's air quality plan will affect the spread of clean air zones

How the government's air quality plan will affect the spread of clean air zones

The draft UK air quality plan that campaigners finally dragged out of a reluctant government earlier this month indicates that there will be a sharp increase in zones across England in which targeted action is taken to improve air quality. But where these new zones will be, and how stringent the measures they will implement, is not yet clear.

How we did it: Preparing a plan to boost public health

How we did it: Preparing a plan to boost public health

Gathering extensive data was vital in setting a policy to improve public health in an inner London borough. David Dewar reports.


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