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Nottingham Council forced to remove fast food restriction policy from local plan

Nottingham Council forced to remove fast food restriction policy from local plan

Nottingham City Council has removed a draft local plan policy banning new fast food takeaways within 400 metres of schools following the recommendation of an inspector who questioned the evidence behind the proposal and after objections from fast food giants KFC and McDonalds.

RTPI to form part of government's new high streets taskforce

RTPI to form part of government's new high streets taskforce

The Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) has been appointed to take part in the government's new High Street Task Force, which was formally launched yesterday.

Judge overturns inspector's decision to allow industrial scheme's private 'highway'

Judge overturns inspector's decision to allow industrial scheme's private 'highway'

A High Court judge has overturned a planning inspector's decision to back a developer which argued that it had a right to make newly-built access roads to an industrial scheme private.

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Five implications of the government's proposed PD right changes

Five implications of the government's proposed PD right changes

The proposed rights would be complicated for applicants to use, prompt councils to incur heavy costs and compromise design standards, say respondents to the government consultation.

How the proposed merged high street use class could change town centres

How the proposed merged high street use class could change town centres

Proposals for a new use class merging shops, financial services and restaurants could mean local authority planners losing control over town centre development, observers fear.

What the planned high street deregulation would allow developers to do without a planning application

What the planned high street deregulation would allow developers to do without a planning application

Proposals to ease the path for upward extensions of buildings and high street changes of use may not produce the intended results, commentators have warned.

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.


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