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National park authority defiant despite ombudsman criticism of enforcement charging scheme

National park authority defiant despite ombudsman criticism of enforcement charging scheme

A government watchdog has criticised a national park authority for charging residents for planning enforcement work, saying the policy was introduced on "limited and uncertain grounds".

Gladman secures consent for 450 homes on unallocated North Yorkshire site

Gladman secures consent for 450 homes on unallocated North Yorkshire site

Land promoter Gladman has secured planning consent for 450 homes on an unallocated greenfield site in North Yorkshire, in line with a recommendation from planners who concluded that the council's five-year housing land supply position was 'marginal'.

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Why a Hull neighbourhood plan was rejected at referendum

Why a Hull neighbourhood plan was rejected at referendum

Ineffective community engagement by plan-makers could explain why residents of an inner-city estate refused to endorse a neighbourhood plan, say observers.

The planning standoff in the Sheffield city-region

The planning standoff in the Sheffield city-region

A dispute between the four local authorities that make up the Sheffield City Region is holding back significant powers for the newly elected mayor, writes Adam Branson.

Why the Greater South-East was the big Housing Infrastructure Fund winner

Why the Greater South-East was the big Housing Infrastructure Fund winner

Last week five of the UK's elected combined authority mayors joined forces to write to the Prime Minister to complain about the proportion of the government's recent £866m Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) allocation that was spent in London and the South East.

Why York has not had an adopted development plan in place since 1954

Why York has not had an adopted development plan in place since 1954

York has not had a development plan in place since the 1950s. When is the city finally going to have an adopted local plan?


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